Two Years in the Forbidden City
by Princess Der Ling
Publisher: Moffat, Yard and company 1911
Number of pages: 444
Gain a fascinating glimpse into the vanished world of imperial China with Two Years in the Forbidden City. Der Ling was the daughter of a Chinese statesman, and served as a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager Ci-Xi in the early years of the 20th Century. Her insider view gives a captivating and surprisingly intimate portrait of the Dragon Lady, who ruled China for 47 years, and brought the country to the brink of destruction.
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