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The Resource Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang

Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang

Label
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China
Title
Empress Dowager Cixi
Title remainder
the concubine who launched modern China
Statement of responsibility
Jung Chang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this ground-breaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry
Summary
Chosen as one of the Emperor's concubines at age 16, Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Upon the Emperor's death in 1861, their 5-year-old son ascended to the throne; Cixi overthrew the appointed regents, to become the true power behind the throne (a silk screen literally separated her from her all-male advisors during briefings). She abolished tortuous punishements, inaugurated women’s liberation, moved China toward more egalitarian means of rulership. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225115
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 951/.035092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS763.63.C58
LC item number
C43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the concubine who launched modern China
Label
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 436 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307271600
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013020766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841899090
  • 1358768
  • 2245294
Label
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 436 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307271600
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013020766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841899090
  • 1358768
  • 2245294

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