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Published by Algora Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • China

Subjects:

  • Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908.,
  • Empresses -- China -- Biography.,
  • China -- History -- Guangxu, 1875-1908.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementX. L. Woo.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS763.63.C58 W66 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3553724M
ISBN 101892941880
LC Control Number2002006367
OCLC/WorldCa49664433

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