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or Tzu Hsi  (tso͞o′ shē′) 1835-1908.
The dowager empress of China (1861-1908) who was hostile to foreign influences in China and supported the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1900).
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Ho Family Foundation, will provide a glimpse behind the forbidding walls, through the extraordinary lives of two Qing Dynasty emperors, Yongzheng and Qianlong, as well as the infamous Empress Dowager Cixi, "The Dragon Lady"; and the child Puyi (known as Xuantong, the last emperor of China), and several supporting characters, among them a eunuch, a concubine, a court official, and a foreign missionary.
A Bonhams spokesman said: "According to the Scottish family who consigned it, this vase was presented to an ancestor of the present owner by the Empress Dowager Cixi after a visit to the Shishan Ling Tombs in April 1903.
Great hotel spas in cities around the world - Bejing Aman Spa at Aman at Summer Palace [ETH] Beijing, China As the former guesthouse of the notoriously extravagant Empress Dowager Cixi, the atmospheric Qing Dynasty surrounds of the Aman at Summer Palace resort were originally built as a royal retreat, and today the onsite spa reflects that luxurious history.
These include an antique clock she says was a gift from the Japanese emperor to Empress Dowager Cixi, who in turn gave it to her grandfather.
It is an incredible book called Empress Dowager Cixi, about whom many in the West will have known nothing until Jung Chang first put finger to keyboard.