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Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriquing rulers during a time of intense turbulence. Tzu Hsi - Empress of China, in youth a beautiful concubine, in middle life a brilliant strategist, in old age a goddess. Tzu Hsi was feared and hated by many in the court but adored by the people. The Empress's rise to power parallels the story of China's transition from the ancient to modern way.
Imperial Woman is a novel by Pearl S. Buck first published in 1956. Imperial Woman is a fictionalized biography of Ci-xi (Tz'u Hsi in Wade-Giles), who was a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908 (before which the novel ends). The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last Empress in China. In the novel Nobel Prize winner Pearl S.
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- Cova Rare Books (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- Imperial Woman
- Pearl S. Buck
- Book condition
- Used - Very Good+
- Jacket condition
- Very Good-
- Quantity available
- John Day
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- China, concubine, Empress, goddess, ancient china , Nobel Prize Winner
- Bookseller catalogs
- HIstorical Fiction;
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