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Biography of Tzu Hsi the last great Empress of traditional China - vilified in the foreign press as a cunning, treacherous, sex-crazed despot, but who actually reformed China from a medieval to modern country - building railways, championing women's rights and abolishing medieval methods of torture. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Green decorated leatherette boards with gilt lettering to spine. 336 pages.