- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1456511483
- ISBN-13: 978-1456511487
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,171,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Beautiful Lady Was A Palace Eunuch Paperback – June 9, 2011
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About the Author
Beverley Jackson has lectured on Chinese customs and costumes across the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. She first visited China in 1975 and has since returned countless times to conduct research for her books. "An unexpected trip to China with Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen during the Cultural Revolution totally changed my life," notes the inveterate traveler. Her critically acclaimed Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition chronicles the ancient Chinese practice of footbinding. Other titles include Kingfisher Blue, Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up, and Ladder to the Clouds, a finalist for the Kiriyama Book Prize. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her beloved miniature wirehair dachshund, Rennie.
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Ms. Jackson, who has written a number of factual books on the subject, has transitioned well into fiction.
This fast moving tale of eunuchs in the Forbidden City, featuring some most unusual murders accomplished with three-inch-long bound feet, would do Agatha Christie proud.
Sole searching, indeed!
culture, creating these orientalist fantasies for their own financial gain. This book is racist, and reads more like a "yellow peril" novel of 1919 than of anything an intelligent reader could take seriously. It is seriously...offensive. I wish I couldgive it less than one star.