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Published by Doubleday, Doran in New York .
Written in English


  • Cixi, -- Empress dowager of China, -- 1835-1908,
  • China -- History -- 1862-1899

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14811014M

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