Imperial Masquerade

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Hong Kong Univ Pr

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Daughter of a Manchu aristocrat, granddaughter of a Boston merchant, educated like a boy in the Confucian classics, a baptized Catholic blessed by the hand of Pope Leo XIII, a woman who donned chic Western fashions in China and her ceremonial court robesi

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Part I
"The marriage, I believe, was a love affair..."p. 3
Culture clashp. 15
"A noisy family of English-speaking children..."p. 23
Beijing to Tokyop. 35
Samurai in pinstripesp. 43
Chrysanthemums and politicsp. 55
Back to China, forward to Francep. 69
La ville lumierep. 79
Chinese powder kegp. 91
Dancing with Isadorap. 99
"The golden goddess of tragedy"p. 105
Scandalp. 113
Part II
Empress Dowager Cixip. 123
Garden of Nurtured Harmonyp. 129
Lady of the courtp. 143
Eunuchs and jewelsp. 149
"A very precious child"p. 157
Rumblings in paradisep. 167
The Forbidden Cityp. 175
Cat's eyes and big feetp. 187
A portrait for the Empressp. 193
Hungry ghostsp. 203
Imperial birthdayp. 215
War cloudsp. 231
"First-class female official"p. 239
Part III
East is West, West is Eastp. 253
Flapper "princess"p. 259
"To others she may have been cruel..."p. 265
On the defensep. 273
Scheherazade of the Hotel Wagons-Litsp. 283
"...she means to educate Americans..."p. 295
Squeeze moneyp. 303
China rebornp. 313
Princess of patriotsp. 321
Legacyp. 329
Notesp. 341
Family Treep. 366
Bibliographyp. 367
Indexp. 377
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