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The Resource Empress Dowager Cixi, Jung Chang ; read by Pik-sen Lim

Empress Dowager Cixi, Jung Chang ; read by Pik-sen Lim

Label
Empress Dowager Cixi
Title
Empress Dowager Cixi
Statement of responsibility
Jung Chang ; read by Pik-sen Lim
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China-behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male. In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, the telegraph and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry. It was she who abolished gruesome punishments like “death by a thousand cuts” and put an end to foot-binding. She inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introduce parliamentary elections to China. Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot. Based on newly available, mostly Chinese, historical documents such as court records, official and private correspondence, diaries and eyewitness accounts, this biography will revolutionize historical thinking about a crucial period in China's-and the world's-history. Packed with drama, fast paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world's population, and as a unique stateswoman
Cataloging source
AU-TuBPP
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Chang, Jung,
Dewey number
951.0092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Adult
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Pik-sen Lim
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Lim, Pik-sen
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  • Cixi
  • Empresses
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Empress Dowager Cixi, Jung Chang ; read by Pik-sen Lim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 16 audio CDs
  • Duration: 19:03:59
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781486217724-BOL023851-000
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
16 audio discs (CD) (19 hr., 03 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781486217724
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Empress Dowager Cixi, Jung Chang ; read by Pik-sen Lim
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 16 audio CDs
  • Duration: 19:03:59
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781486217724-BOL023851-000
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
16 audio discs (CD) (19 hr., 03 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781486217724
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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