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The Resource China under the Empress Dowager, J. O. P. Bland, Edmund Backhouse

China under the Empress Dowager, J. O. P. Bland, Edmund Backhouse

Label
China under the Empress Dowager
Title
China under the Empress Dowager
Statement of responsibility
J. O. P. Bland, Edmund Backhouse
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most popular and controversial Chinese history books ever written, China under the Empress Dowager is also one of the best. Authors Bland and Backhouse take you inside the Forbidden City during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908), a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines and Mandarins, intrigue, bitter antagonism and ruthless reprisals. The book was unique for its time in its reliance on Chinese source materials, some of which may have been fabricated. As entertaining as it is enlightening, the book that presaged the fall of the Qing dynasty is as readable today as it ever was
Biographical or historical data
J.O.P. Bland (1863-1945) arrived in Shanghai in 1883, and worked for the British-run Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs before going on to serve as China correspondent for the London Times from 1897 until he left China in 1910. He was once described by New York Times as the best-informed Westerner on China in the world. Sir Edmund Backhouse (1873-1944) arrived in Peking in 1898 and quickly became the city's most respected translator, working for both the British Foreign Service and the London Times correspondent George Morrison.
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Bland, J. O. P
Dewey number
951.035
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1873-1944
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Backhouse, E.
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  • Cixi, Empress dowager of China
  • Empresses
  • Asian history
  • Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
  • History
  • Asian history
  • China
Target audience
general
Label
China under the Empress Dowager, J. O. P. Bland, Edmund Backhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9789881866745
Dimensions
21x15x4 cm.
Extent
552 p.
Isbn
9789881866745
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
1 map, 31 mono &
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
China under the Empress Dowager, J. O. P. Bland, Edmund Backhouse
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9789881866745
Dimensions
21x15x4 cm.
Extent
552 p.
Isbn
9789881866745
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
1 map, 31 mono &
Specific material designation
regular print

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