Tzu Hsi

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Tzu Hsi

 (tso͞o′ shē′)
See Cixi.

Tz'u Hsi

or Tzu Hsi

(ˈtsu ˈʃi)
1835–1908, empress dowager of China: regent 1862–73, 1875–89, 1898–1908.
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Suspiciously, his death was followed a day later by that of his aunt, the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi. The culprit, however, remains unknown.
Sensing the approaching death of his mistress, Li Lianying may have feared reprisal from the emperor for siding with Tzu Hsi during the coup.
As recounted in the second volume of Anchee Min's novelization of the life of Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi, The Last Empress, it's a heartbreaking story.
Supported by the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, the society's bloodbath ultimately claimed up to 50,000 Chinese Christians who were regarded as the "devils disciples" Western missionaries, however, were the prime target.
This was encouraged by Emperor Hsien Feng's widow, the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, who from 1861 ruled as regent during the minority of two successive boy emperors.
Reinforcing the notion that truth is stranger--and more entertaining--than fiction, Anchee Min's latest project is to rehabiritate the reputation of the notorious Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi (1835-1908).