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The Last Empress

Anchee Min

The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China’s history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch’ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi -- or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min’s critically acclaimed, best-selling novel covering her rise to power. 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. In this concluding volume Min gives us a compelling, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly and sacrificed all to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die.

The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China’s history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch’ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi -- or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min’s critically acclaimed, best-selling novel covering her rise to power. 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. In this concluding volume Min gives us a compelling, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly and sacrificed all to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die.
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The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China’s history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch’ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi -- or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min’s critically acclaimed, best-selling novel covering her rise to power. 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. In this concluding volume Min gives us a compelling, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly and sacrificed all to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexandra O'Karma

Length:

14h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

25:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

26:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:36