Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was an impulse buy. I'd never heard of it but I've always been interested in Asian culture and history and just grabbed it when I saw it in the store. I did not know anything about Dowager Empress Cixi before reading this book and found her to be very fascinating. The book was well written and not nearly as dry as a lot of non-fiction can be. Makes me want to watch the movie The Last Emperor again, as the beginning of that is where her story leaves off.
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