Book Trailer for "The Green Phoenix" by Alice Poon

Author: Alice Poon

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Book Trailer for Alice Poon’s historical novel The Green Phoenix, set in 17th century China. Official Release Date: September 1, 2017.

It is a novelized account of the life of Mongolian-born Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, the first matriarch of the Qing Dynasty and grandmother of Kangxi Emperor. Through her story, we are swept into the complex history of the Dynasty’s multicultural origins and its rise to power.


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message 1: by Alice (last edited Jul 22, 2017 02:58PM)

Alice Poon Praise for "The Green Phoenix":

From: Paul French, author of Midnight in Peking -

“So much of imperial Chinese history is an enigma; a world we, as outsiders, are shut out off. Alice Poon’s novelised life of the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang fictionally pulls back the curtain on Manchu court life and lets us step into a forbidden world.”


From: Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong -

“Alice Poon has written a masterpiece of Chinese history little known in the West. It's a story of love, betrayal and loyalty, and shows how one woman inspired the reunification of China. For so long the West has fixated on the end of the Qing dynasty, but as Poon beautifully recreates in her book, the real heroine of the Qing is the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang. Never before has this story been told in English, and it's arguably the most important historical novel of early Qing Dynasty China.”

From: Elsa Hart, author of Jade Dragon Mountain -

“The Green Phoenix illuminates the complex, sweeping history of the Qing rise to power with captivating scenes of intimacy, conflict, loss, and triumph. Through the story of Mongolian-born Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Alice Poon delivers a lush and deeply informed look at the multicultural origins of China’s last dynasty.”


message 2: by Ace

Ace Congratulations on the promo video Alice. I can't believe its coming out in just a few short weeks!


message 3: by Alice

Alice Poon Many thanks Ace! I hope it won't disappoint :)


Debbie Zapata Congratulations, Alice! Lovely video and I am SO looking forward to reading the book!!


message 5: by Alice

Alice Poon Hi Debbie, thank you so much! So nice to see you here. I hope you've been keeping well.


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