Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Title: Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Author: Sterling Seagrave
Reappraises the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi and portrays a strong, complex woman struggling to keep her country from unraveling.
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.