A gripping read for anyone interested in China and Chinese history. It was recommended to me by my Chinese guide, when visiting the Forbidden City and it truly is all it promises... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. SAINT-ALEXIS
Seagrave does a masterful job of telling the story from one of China's most pivotal times. There is a lot more than most other accounts provide. Worth reading.Published 9 months ago by F. Anderson
This is a fascinating look at the life and legend of the last empress of China, filled with cunning political steps, unraveling sexual liaisons, and the history of the Ching... Read morePublished 13 months ago by amazon addict
While I make no claims as to the veracity of everything in this book, I did enjoy it. It's highly readable. Read morePublished 15 months ago by vab
Our view of recent history as regards the far east is mainly based on accounts of the occupying imperial powers during the last few hundred years. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John Geaney
Thanks for all, everythings was perfect. Hope to make more other business with you. The stuff was really great and perfect.Published 17 months ago by Eugenio Maria Benedetti
It was a very interesting and informative look into this culture and period in history. Very balanced in looking at the history of the politics and personalities.Published 19 months ago by Lynn S.
This was a stunning book. Well written, packed with fascinating detail, I wish I had ten more like it to turn to. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cynthia Dumarin