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China Under the Empress Dowager, Paperback / softback Book

China Under the Empress Dowager Paperback / softback


One of the most popular and controversial Chinese history books ever written, China under the Empress Dowager is also one of the best.

Authors Bland and Backhouse take you inside the Forbidden City during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908), a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines and Mandarins, intrigue, bitter antagonism and ruthless reprisals.

The book was unique for its time in its reliance on Chinese source materials, some of which may have been fabricated.

As entertaining as it is enlightening, the book that presaged the fall of the Qing dynasty is as readable today as it ever was.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 552 pages, 31 mono & 1 map
  • Publisher: China Economic Review Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9789881866745



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