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    Empress Dowager Cixi

    The life of China's last Emperor, Pu Yi is well known. Those who have watched the film The Last Emperor will at least be familiar with his struggles. However, the life of Empress Cixi, a woman, who really ruled over China for around half a century, is little known. Many myths surround the Empress Dowager Cixi, but in a new ground-breaking biography of the empress, Jung Chang reassesses the reputation of this formidable nineteenth-century ruler, who single-handedly dragged China into modernity and Sean spoke to Jung Chang. Empress Dowager Cixi:The Concubine who Launched Modern China. Itis published by Jonathan Cape ...

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