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The last empress

the She-Dragon of China

by Keith Laidler

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Wiley in Chichester, West Sussex, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cixi, -- Empress dowager of China, -- 1835-1908.,
  • Empresses -- China -- Biography.,
  • China -- History -- Guangxu, 1875-1908.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKeith Laidler.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 290 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages290
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22987178M
    ISBN 100470871555
    OCLC/WorldCa59368208

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