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Two Years in the Forbidden City

Der Ling Yu

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Description:

THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu White Banner Corps, and one of the most advanced and progressive Chinese officials of his generation. she became First Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress Dowager, and while serving at the Court in that capacity she received the impressions which provide the subject-matter of this book. Her opportunity to observe and estimate the characteristics of the remarkable woman who ruled China for so long was unique, and her narrative throws a new light on one of the most extraordinary personalities of modern times. Yielding to the urgent solicitation of friends, she consented to put some of her experiences into literary form, and the following chronicle, in which the most famous of Chinese women, the customs and atmosphere of her Court are portrayed by an intimate of the same race, is a result. (Summary adapted from the Foreword)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:38