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Empress Orchid by Anchee Min [in AsianWeek]

Empress OrchidMin’s second historical novel reinvents the life of Tzu Hsi, China’s last empress. Although positioned in the collective Chinese memory as an evil, ruthless ruler, the Empress Orchid in Min’s world is a strong, resilient, intelligent woman who is a fearsome match for her detractors and is able to establish her own government, which she rules for 46 years.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, February 27, 2004

Readers: Adult

Published: 2004


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