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Published by Bloomsbury Publishing in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24289060M
ISBN 109780747588207

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EMPRESS ORCHID Anchee Min, Author Buy this book Talk about story arc: poor girl from rural China auditions for a job as royal concubine, winds up as emperor's wife number four, gives birth to.   From a master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who becomes China&#;s last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an /5(). Empress Orchid is a historical novel by Anchee Min, published in Min relies on deep research to recreate the final years of the Ch’ing Dynasty in China, exploring one of the more complex and under-studied personalities in world history in the process. The book begins with Tsu Hsi ruminating on the decayed status of the Ch’ing Dynasty.   Empress Orchid was an absolutely stunning book to read with a beautiful story line and with the very descriptive writing style, you become part of life in the Forbidden City. The story is interesting and keeps you captivated as you follow Orchid and the Royal Family through their highs and lows behind the walls of the Forbidden City/5().

The first book in the series Empress Orchid was an amazing book too. Detailing China's history, The Last Empress not only focuses on the Empress and her struggles, but also the struggle of China to merge its cultural past with the "western" technologies and advancements that are needed to enable China to compete in the world/5.   Empress Orchid by Anchee Min pp, Bloomsbury, £ Cixi, the last empress of China from to , is one of those historical figures people love to be nasty : Julia Lovell. Book Summary. Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who becomes China's last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an epic tale about the country girl who seized power through seduction, murder, and endless intrigue. Empress Orchid This is a great story. Some people have complained that the narrator was reading too slowly and pausing for too long. I think that they overlooked the fact that the story was from the perspective of an old Empress Orchid recounting the story of her youth and the slower reading and pauses fit in with that scenario.

From a master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who becomes China's last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an epic of a country girl who seized power through seduction, murder, and endless intrigue.   EMPRESS ORCHID is the story of this fascinating, strong-willed woman who for generations has been vilified as a grand seductress and murderess. Anchee Min draws a vivid portrait of a flawed yet utterly compelling woman and, through her life, the world of the Chinese court and the sexual and political lives of the royal concubines. Empress Orchid is a brilliant re-creation of another tumultuous period in Chinese history, the late ’s, when the empire was threatened from without by European imperialists and from within. Buy a cheap copy of Empress Orchid book by Anchee Min. From a master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who Free shipping over $/5(5).