The Resource Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty, X.L. Woo, (electronic book)

Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty, X.L. Woo, (electronic book)

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Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty
Title
Empress dowager Cixi
Title remainder
China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty
Statement of responsibility
X.L. Woo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In all the history of China, only two women ever conquered and held the heights of power. Both enjoyed long reigns characterized by ruthless intrigue; they maintained an iron grip at the center while the vast country was torn by rebellions and caught up in foreign wars. Through their policy decisions as well as their personal foibles, both left a deep imprint in history and in the minds of the Chinese people, fueling literature and legend. Fighting to maintain her power base, Empress Cixi struggled with the need to modernize the painfully backward empire she had inherited while honoring age-old traditions. She studied previous rulers' failures and achievements, and especially followed the example of another Chinese woman leader, Wu-Hou, who had elevated herself from concubine to empress some 1200 years earlier
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woo, X. L
Dewey number
  • 951/.035/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS763.63.C58
LC item number
W66 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Empresses
  • China
  • Cixi
Label
Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty, X.L. Woo, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Rising to the top -- pt. 2. A balancing act -- pt. 3. Tumbling down
Control code
ebr10476783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty, X.L. Woo, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Rising to the top -- pt. 2. A balancing act -- pt. 3. Tumbling down
Control code
ebr10476783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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