Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Packed with drama, fast paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman.
What Martin Sorrell says
Proves that as some Chinese believe the last two hundred years or so have been a blip in history. It also proves why gender equality could be very productive.