[PDF] ✩ Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China By Pearl S. Buck – Vejega.info

[PDF] ✩ Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China By Pearl S. Buck – Vejega.info Imperial Woman Is The Fictionalized Biography Of The Last Empress In China, Ci Xi, Who Began As A Concubine Of The Xianfeng Emperor And On His Death Became The De Facto Head Of The Qing Dynasty Until Her Death In Buck Recreates The Life Of One Of The Most Intriguing Rulers During A Time Of Intense TurbulenceTzu Hsi Was Born Into One Of The Lowly Ranks Of The Imperial Dynasty According To Custom, She Moved To The Forbidden City At The Age Of Seventeen To Become One Of Hundreds Of Concubines But Her Singular Beauty And Powers Of Manipulation Quickly Moved Her Into The Position Of Second ConsortTzu Hsi Was Feared And Hated By Many In The Court, But Adored By The People The Empress S Rise To Power Even During Her Husband S Life Parallels The Story Of China S Transition From The Ancient To The Modern Way


10 thoughts on “Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China

  1. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    Before I attempt to say anything about this novel, I simply wish to note that I do not in any way award these five stars out of some misguided sentiment that this book accurately portrays China and all its entailing history as its own cultural members would The most concrete experience I have with the country is having been taught the Chinese phrases for left turn , right turn , and straight ahead


  2. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 3.5 of five rounded up The Publisher Says Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908 Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly r


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Imperial Woman The Story of the Last Empress of China, Pearl S BuckImperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908.Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence.Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly


  4. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    My friend sent me this book without warning She thought I might like it, and she was right Imperial Woman was a fascinating story of the Chinese Dowager Empress Cixi, or Tsu Hsi as she s called in the book Cixi joins the court of the Emperor as a concubine and manages to become the main influence over the Emperor, and eventually Empress by means that are sometimes ruthless, sometimes kind, but always with the goal in sight of e


  5. Margitte Margitte says:

    Portrait of Tzu hsi by Hubert Vos, 1906In the Foreword to this book, the author says the following TZU HSI, THE LAST ruling Empress of China, was a woman so diverse in her gifts, so contradictory in her behavior, so rich in the many aspects of her personality, that it is difficult to comprehend and convey her whole self She lived in a crucial period of history, when China was struggling against encroachment while at the same time the nee


  6. Alice Poon Alice Poon says:

    This historical novel was first published in 1956, some forty eight years after the death of the last Qing Empress Cixi named Tzu Hsi in the book It tells her extraordinary life story from childhood to the time near her death.The author skillfully weaved intricate historical accounts of Cixi s 47 year reign her reign was in most part unofficial which was marked by her tyranny, paranoia and xenophobia, with enthralling fiction that paints a lively


  7. Tania Tania says:

    Good and evil mingled in her, but always in heroic dimensions.3.5 stars This is the story of Empress Tzu hsi, who ruled the Manchu dynasty in China for 47 years In 1852 she was selected as a concubine for the Emperor She was extremely strong willed and decided that she would become the Emperor s favourite She did this by studying 5 hours every day, staying up to date with all gossip, studying all edicts, becoming very close with the Dowager mother and ,acco


  8. Dana Stabenow Dana Stabenow says:

    I think perhaps Buck didn t know exactly what she wanted to write here You can t have the love interest off stage for 90 percent of the time if you re writing a romance If you re writing an historical epic you can t confine your character to one location of such a vast country If you re writing a cautionary tale about power corrupting, there needs to be a gradual descent into evil, not jump from a simple country maid to an off with their heads bitch in a page and a h


  9. Lorina Stephens Lorina Stephens says:

    It isn t often I give up on a novel Generally it s my policy to finish a book whether I m enjoying the journey or not, because often I m surprised in the last moments, finding the author has brought all the elements of the story together in a brilliant finish.Such is not the case with Imperial Woman, by Pearl S Buck Buck presents what should be a fascinating story about the last, and most famous, empress of China, Tzu Hsi Instead Buck has taken the easy route and presen


  10. Maurice Becnel Maurice Becnel says:

    I read this book for the first time when I was in fifth grade My mom was is an avid reader and Pearl S buck is one of the authors she really enjoyed She encouraged me to read it thinking, I believe, it would keep me out of her hair for a month or so as a kid this seemed a pretty fat book at the time She could not have been wrong I devoured it like a Little Debbie cake It is packed with drama, intrigue, history, fashion, military prowessand on top of it all a major female figure She is


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