Publisher description for Dragon lady : the life and legend of the last empress of China / by Sterling Seagrave with the collaboration of Peggy Seagrave.

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Counter The author of The Soong Dynasty gives us our most vivid and reliable biography yet of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, remembered through the exaggeration and falsehood of legend as the ruthless Manchu concubine who seduced and murdered her way to the Chinese throne in 1861.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908, Empresses China Biography