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The Resource Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang

Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang

Label
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China
Title
Empress Dowager Cixi
Title remainder
the concubine who launched modern China
Statement of responsibility
Jung Chang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a coauthor of the best-selling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the woman who ruled China for fifty years, overcoming centuries of traditions and formalities--and found ways to modernize China, exposing its culture to western political ideas and technology. Empress Dowager Cixi led an intense and singular life. Chosen at the age of twelve to be a concubine by the Emperor Xianfeng, she gives birth to his only male heir, who at four years old is designated emperor when his father dies in 1861. Enlisting the help of Xianfeng's widow, Cixi orchestrates a coup that ousts the appointed regents and makes herself the regent on behalf of her son. Her son ends up dying in his mid-twenties and Cixi is able to designate a young nephew as the emperor--continuing her reign, which stretches to her death in 1908. In this remarkable chronicle, Chang gives us a portrait of Cixi that is complex and riveting: her ruthlessness in fighting off rivals; her startling curiosity to learn all she can, not only about China (she is not allowed to leave the court compound); her reliance on her advisers and officials, often Westerners who she has placed in key positions of responsibility; and her sensitivity and desire to preserve the distinctiveness of China's past. Chang makes a compelling case that Cixi was one of the most formidable--and enlightened--rulers of a nation
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1952-
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Chang, Jung
Dewey number
  • 951/.035092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
DS763.63.C58
LC item number
C43 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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PerformerNote
Read by Jolene Kim
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Kim, Jolene
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  • Cixi
  • Empresses
  • China
  • China
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Label
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn861506406
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (16 hr., 34 min., 44 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780804149044
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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digital.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
731B778C-8359-43C3-9ABE-772DAB865376
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang
Link
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn861506406
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (16 hr., 34 min., 44 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804149044
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
731B778C-8359-43C3-9ABE-772DAB865376
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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