Service remains suspended at Edmondson Pike through Sep 4. Until then, Thompson Lane offers curbside service; it's also available at Bellevue, Bordeaux, Green Hills, Hermitage, Madison, and Southeast. Get curbside service details on our blog.

Book drops at Edmondson Pike branch location are closed. Book drops remain open at all other locations.

The last empress
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
308 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Min
Southeast - Adult Fiction has 2
Fiction Min
Description
The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China's history marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellion, ultimately ending in the demise of the Ch'ing dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one person, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tzu Hsi, Lady Yehonala -- or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min's critically acclaimed novel covering the first part of her life. The Last Empress is the story of Orchid's dramatic transition from a strong-willed, instinctive young woman to a wise and politically savvy leader who ruled China for more than four decades. Moving from the intimacy of the concubine quarters into the spotlight of the world stage, Orchid must face not only the perilous condition of her empire but also a series of devastating personal losses, as first her son and then her adopted son succumb to early death. Yearning only to step aside, and yet growing constantly into her role, only she--allied with the progressives, but loyal to the conservative Manchu clan of her dynasty--can hold the nation's rival factions together. Anchee Min offers a powerful revisionist portrait based on extensive research of one of the most important figures in Chinese history. Viciously maligned by the western press of the time as the "Dragon Lady," a manipulative, blood-thirsty woman who held onto power at all costs, the woman Min gives us is a compelling, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly, and who sacrificed all she had to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die.
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Min
On Shelf
Southeast - Adult Fiction
Fiction Min
On Shelf
Southeast - Adult Fiction
Fiction Min
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780547053707, 0618531467, 9780618531462
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Min, A. (2007). The last empress. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Min, Anchee, 1957-. 2007. The Last Empress. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Min, Anchee, 1957-, The Last Empress. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Min, Anchee. The Last Empress. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c4cd5e43-1fa8-ec43-d2bf-a227ae4385da
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeJun 15, 2020 11:35:35 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeAug 10, 2020 10:44:10 PM

MARC Record

LEADER01574cam a2200397 a 4500
001ocm71348717
003OCoLC
00520070309013951.0
008060913s2007    mau           000 1 eng  
010 |a 2006030466
020 |a 9780547053707
020 |a 0618531467
020 |a 9780618531462
035 |a (OCoLC)71348717
040 |a DLC|c DLC|d BAKER|d YDXCP|d TNN
043 |a a-cc---
099 |a Fiction|a Min
1001 |a Min, Anchee,|d 1957-
24514|a The last empress /|c Anchee Min.
260 |a Boston :|b Houghton Mifflin Co.,|c 2007.
300 |a 308 p. ;|c 24 cm.
60000|a Cixi,|c Empress dowager of China,|d 1835-1908|v Fiction.
650 0|a Empresses|z China|v Fiction.
651 0|a China|x History|y Tongzhi, 1861-1875|v Fiction.
651 0|a China|x History|y Guangxu, 1875-1908|v Fiction.
651 0|a China|x History|y 19th century|v Fiction.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b18455840|b 08-18-16|c 01-23-07
910 |a CARL0000281373
949 |b 35192035724602|c Fiction Min|h MN|j MN|l AFIC|m BK|s S|p 25.00|w 43|x 20070410|t 20191227|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20191227|z 0
949 |b 35192048861383|c Fiction Min|h SE|j SE|l AFIC|m PBK|s S|p 9.19|w 8|x 20160817|t 20191209|q CNV|r MLS|v 0|y 20181206|z 2
949 |b 35192051307340|c Fiction Min|h SE|j SE|l AFIC|m PBK|s S|p 9.19|w 2|x 20191230|t 20200615|q VPS|r VPS|v 2|y 20191230|z 0
991 |a ep|a mn|a (2)se|b 03-09-07|c m|d a|e @|f eng|g mau|h 4|i 4
988 |a .o9968295|c 2|l multi|f b|s a|x 07-26-16|y 08-12-16|z 08-15-16|3 s|k ep|k se
998 4|a LDR0905 20170610155345 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170610155345 NPUB