THE MANCHU EMPRESS by Bluebell M. Hunter

THE MANCHU EMPRESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An interesting picture of China enslaved by the vicious regentship of Tzu Hsi, last empress of the Manchu Dynasty, with vivid details of life in the imperial Forbidden City. Colorful and fascinating detail fill in the picture of court life. Tzu Hsi refused to recognize the impact of foreign infiltration, held grimly to dreams of personal power, conformed only when necessity demanded, used everyone to achieve her cruel ambitions, and eventually, balked of her schemes, caused her son's death.

Publisher: Dial