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The Resource Two years in the forbidden city, by the Princess Der Ling

Two years in the forbidden city, by the Princess Der Ling

Label
Two years in the forbidden city
Title
Two years in the forbidden city
Statement of responsibility
by the Princess Der Ling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gain a fascinating glimpse into the vanished world of imperial China with Two Years in the Forbidden City. Der Ling was the daughter of a Chinese statesman, and served as a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager Ci-Xi in the early years of the 20th Century. Her insider view gives a captivating and surprisingly intimate portrait of the Dragon Lady, who ruled China for 47 years, and brought the country to the brink of destruction. Shortly afterwards Der Ling married an American and, styling herself a 'princess', wrote a series of books about her experiences. Two Years in the Forbidden City is the first of these unique memoirs, and is an exceptional first-hand account of the inner workings of the highly secretive world of the imperial palace, and a detailed portrait of the life and personality of the Empress Dowage
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Der Ling
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS763.T8
LC item number
D43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cixi
  • Cixi
  • Empresses
  • China
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Empresses
  • China
Label
Two years in the forbidden city, by the Princess Der Ling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Moffat, Yard and Co., 1911
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
AT THE PALACE -- A PLAY AT THE COURT -- A LUNCHEON WITH THE EMPRESS -- IN ATTENDANCE ON HER MAJESTY -- SOME INCIDENTS OF THE COURT -- THE COURT LADIES -- THE EMPEROR KWANG HSU -- THE YOUNG EMPRESS -- OUR COSTUMES -- THE EMPESS AND MRS. CONGER -- THE EMPRESS'S PORTRAIT -- THE EMPEROR'S BIRTHDAY -- THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL -- THE SUMMER PALACE -- THE AUDIENCE HALL -- THE NEW YEAR FESTIVALS -- THE SEA PALACE
Control code
449243611
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781605121178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)449243611
Label
Two years in the forbidden city, by the Princess Der Ling
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Moffat, Yard and Co., 1911
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
AT THE PALACE -- A PLAY AT THE COURT -- A LUNCHEON WITH THE EMPRESS -- IN ATTENDANCE ON HER MAJESTY -- SOME INCIDENTS OF THE COURT -- THE COURT LADIES -- THE EMPEROR KWANG HSU -- THE YOUNG EMPRESS -- OUR COSTUMES -- THE EMPESS AND MRS. CONGER -- THE EMPRESS'S PORTRAIT -- THE EMPEROR'S BIRTHDAY -- THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL -- THE SUMMER PALACE -- THE AUDIENCE HALL -- THE NEW YEAR FESTIVALS -- THE SEA PALACE
Control code
449243611
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781605121178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)449243611

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