Empress Dowager Cixi's luxurious life
www.chinaview.cn 2006-12-04 19:55:50

Empress Dowager Cixi (File Photo)
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    BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- Tzu-Hsi (pronounced "Tsoo Shee"), or Cixi, was one of the most formidable women in modern history. She was famed for her beauty and charm. She was power hungry, ruthless and profoundly skilled in court politics. She would rise from a middle class family to a dowager empress affecting Chinese life forever. 


Editor: Han Lin
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