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Keith Laidler The Last Empress. The She-Dragon of China keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
In 1851, a sixteen-year-old girl named Yehonala entered the Imperial Palace of China as a concubine third grade, leaving behind her family, the love of her life, and nearly all contact with the outside world. She emerged as Tsu Hsi, Dowager Empress of China and one of the most powerful autocrats in history. A fascinating tale of love, betrayal, murder, intrigue, and survival, The Last Empress offers remarkable insight into life behind the closed doors of the forbidden city.
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Empress Dowager Cixi keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
Empress Dowager Cixi is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China-behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male. In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how 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, the telegraph and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry. It was she who abolished gruesome punishments like "death by a thousand cuts" and put an end to foot-binding. She inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introduce parliamentary elections to China. Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot. Cixi reigned during extraordinary times and had to deal with a host of major national crises: the Taiping and Boxer rebellions, wars with France and Japan-and an invasion by eight allied powers including Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. Jung Chang not only records the Empress Dowa...
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Empress Maria Fedorovna: A Life & Fate keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
"Empress Maria Fedorovna: A Life & Fate" continues a series of exhibitions curated by the State Archive of the Russian Federation, acquainting viewers with the history of the House of Romanov. This show coincided with the reburial of Empress Maria Fedorovna in St Petersburg in 2006. Princess Dagniar first came to Russia from Denmark in September 1866. Finally, 140 years later, she returned to the country that had become her second homeland. Maria Fedorovna was laid to rest in the St Peter and St Paul Cathedral of the Peter and Paul Fortress, alongside her husband, Alexander III, as befits a Russian empress. This frail-looking woman gave birth to six children. She was a loyal friend and adviser to her husband and eldest son - Russian emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II. Maria Fedorovna witnessed many historical events. Her life, like that of many, was full of joys and sorrows. Yet no one could foresee the terrible tragedy she experienced in 1918. The murder of her son and his children not only destroyed her world forever; it also meant the end of the House of Romanov. The dowager empress refused to accept either. This book offers a fascinating insight into the domestic, private life of the imperial family at the turn of the century. The idiosyncrasies of this little-known side of life have always interested the general public. Like other members of the Romanov family, Empress Maria Fedorovna was not a public politician in the modern sense of the word. Both her husband and s...
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Robin Hyde Dragon Rampant keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
Follow this distinguished author down the rabbit hole as she discovers the barbaric realities of the Japanese occupation of China in the late 1930s. A war that would eventually merge with World War Two is painted with the lyrical prose that only Robin Hyde could deliver. Hyde is a lone female journalist desperately evading the Japanese censors to send her accounts to Woman To-Day. She was the very first female journalist to visit these parts of China during this time. She encounters death, poverty, sickness and brutality as well as pockets of kindness on her journey. Experience this once in a lifetime adventure with Robin Hyde as your guide into the unknown and exotic. A treasure to read.
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Martin Avery The Way of the Dragon keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
The Way Of The Dragon is an inspirational novel memoir, a spiritual autobiography, about a Westerner in the East who has a moment of profound epiphanic revelation after climbing Big Monk Mountain and meditating in front of a dragon at an ancient Taoist temple compound in Dalian, China.
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The Ice Dragon keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china

The Ice Dragon

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The Ice Dragon keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
In Westeros the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate, frozen land. No man had ever tamed one. Adara first glimpsed the ice dragon as she played in the snow long after the other children had fled the cold. But Adara was not afraid: she was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone could remember. In her fourth year she touched the dragon, and in her fifth year she rode upon its back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child — and the ice dragon who loved her — could save her world from destruction. Рекомендуем!
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carlos coutinho Worldwide Clash. The Capitalism in the XXI Century keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
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Keith Charles Penrose The conflict and the victory of life. Memoir of Mrs. Caroline P. Keith, Missionary of the Protestant Episcopal Church to China keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
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Steve Turnbull REBEL DRAGON keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
What value is freedom when you can't even ride a dragon?As the life of a slave goes, KANTEES doesn't have it too bad. Being responsible for a racing dragon means her existence is more than just drudgery and fear, even if her life is at the whim of her masters and their rules.But when her dragon wakes her in the middle of the night KANTEES is forced to make a life-or-death decision that breaks her masters' rules and means her life is forfeit.Escaping on the back of dragons, with a hodge-podge of unwelcome associates, she attempts to put right a wrong that can never be corrected. Until, ultimately, she must put her own life on the line to keep the freedom she has stolen for herself.
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Wendy Black Farley Season.s Shadows keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
Cori’s consulting firm presents her with a complex assignment near Xi’an, China. She reluctantly leaves behind her new love interest, and the journey unpacks unwanted and dangerous ventures—far beyond the morale problem she thought she was tasked. Plus, her traveling partner is the last person she wants to see.
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Jason Pasch The Dragon Pool keith laidler the last empress the she dragon of china
Come experience mythic China in The Dragon Pool , a game of Wuxia Fantasy in the Middle Kingdom. The Dragon Pool includes: 1. An easy to use and quick resolution system 2. Action Cards for ease of play 3. Over 30 Martial Arts styles and rules for making your own 4. Much, much more!
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