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Imperial Woman - The Story of the Last Empress of China

Pearl S. Buck

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The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last Empress in China. In this audio book, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rules during a time of intense turbulence. Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly ranks of the Imperial dynasty. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of seventeen to become one of hundreds of concubines. But her singular beauty and powers of manipulation quickly moved her into the position of Second Consort. Tzu Hsi was feared and hated by many in the court, but adored by the people. The Empress's rise to power (even during her husband's life) parallels the story of China's transition from the ancient to the modern way. Pearl S. Buck's knowledge of and fascination with the Empress's life are contagious. She reveals the essence of this self-involved and infamous last Empress, at the same time she takes the listener through China's struggle for freedom and democracy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pearl S Buck, Kirsten Potter

Length:

17h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

14:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

13:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

13:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

14:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

13:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

21:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

16:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

16:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

15:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

12:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

12:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

15:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

13:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

17:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

12:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

13:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

18:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:57


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

15:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

16:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

19:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

11:19