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last of the empresses and the passing from the old China to the new. by Daniele VarГЁ

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Published by J. Murray in London .
Written in English


  • Tzʻu-hsi, -- Empress dowager of China, -- 1835-1908.,
  • China -- Court and courtiers,
  • China -- History -- 1862-1899

Book details:

LC ClassificationsDS763 T8 V32
The Physical Object
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14263444M

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