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Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
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bookshelves: historical-fict-pre-20th-c, china-japan-asia

The story of the Dowager Empress of China. It is mostly on her first few years as a concubine, with very little about the final years of the empire (but that's covered in The Last Empress). Nevertheless, very good at capturing the atmosphere and political intrigue. The story continues in The Last Empress (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...).
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May 30, 2008 – Shelved

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