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Empress Dowager Cixi - The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

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Author: 
Jung Chang
Published date: 
01/2013
Language: 
English
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RM45
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RM59.90
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Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China—behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male.

In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, the telegraph and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry. It was she who abolished gruesome punishments like “death by a thousand cuts” and put an end to foot-binding. She inaugurated women’s liberation and embarked on the path to introduce parliamentary elections to China. Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot.

Cixi reigned during extraordinary times and had to deal with a host of major national crises: the Taiping and Boxer rebellions, wars with France and Japan—and an invasion by eight allied powers including Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. Jung Chang not only records the Empress Dowager’s conduct of domestic and foreign affairs, but also takes the reader into the depths of her splendid Summer Palace and the harem of Beijing’s Forbidden City, where she lived surrounded by eunuchs—one of whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. The world Chang describes here, in fascinating detail, seems almost unbelievable in its extraordinary mixture of the very old and the very new.

Based on newly available, mostly Chinese, historical documents such as court records, official and private correspondence, diaries and eyewitness accounts, this biography will revolutionize historical thinking about a crucial period in China’s—and the world’s—history. Packed with drama, fast paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world’s population, and as a unique stateswoman.

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Petaling Jaya
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궁정동 소리

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Published date: 
01/1992
Language: 
korean
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RM30
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5000₩
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ISBN898609500903350

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The Christians: An Illustrated History

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Author: 
Tim Dowley
Published date: 
01/2007
Language: 
English
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US$ 8 / RP (Rupiah) 80,000 negotiable
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GB £ 16.99
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Book Description: 

This book contains 180 pages and it talks about the summarises history of Christianity from the beginning to the modern era and it also explains what Christianity is all about.

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+6285771368889
Location: 
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Cosa Nostra:A History Of The Sicilian Mafia

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John Dickie
Published date: 
01/2000
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English
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RM20
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Presents the story of the Sicilian mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. This book reconstructs the history of the Sicilian mafia from its origins, from the lemon groves and sulphur mines of Sicily, to the streets of Manhattan.

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safri205@gmail.com
Location: 
Kuala Lumpur
Status: 
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Gerakan Kiri Melayu dalam Perjuangan Kemerdekaan

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Author: 
Mohamed Salleh
Published date: 
01/2006
Language: 
Malay
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RM15
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RM35
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Dalam perjuangan untuk mencapai kemerdekaan, gerakan nasionalisme Melayu terbahagi kepada aliran kiri dan aliran kanan. Aliran kiri dipelopori oleh Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM), diteruskan oleh Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Muda (PKMM) dan badan gabungannya seperti Angkatan Pemuda Insaf (API), Angkatan Wanita Sedar (AWAS) dan Barisan Tani Se-Tanah Air (BATAS). Aliran kanan pula dipelopori oleh persatuan Melayu negeri-negeri dan diteruskan oleh United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) dan berjaya mencapai kemerdekaan. Perjuangan nasionalisme aliran kiri memang tidak berjaya mencapai matlamatnya. Gerakan nasionalis kiri terpinggir dan terkeluar dari arus perdana kerana tekanan penjajah dan hanya mendapat sokongan daripada golongan minoriti Melayu. Namun, satu kelompok kecil dari kalangan pemimpin gerakan nasionalis kiri Melayu ini telah memilih jalan lain untuk meneruskan perjuangan mereka. Mereka menyertai perjuangan bersenjata mulai 1948 bersama Parti Komunis Malaya (PKM) setelah mendapati perjuangan secara damai tidak dapat diteruskan lagi. Perjuangan mereka ini hanya berakhir dengan termeterainya Perjanjian Damai antara PKM dengan kerajaan Malaysia dan kerajaan Thailand pada 1989 di Haadyai. Buku ini mengandungi 11 bab yang antara lain kandungannya melingkari topik berkenaan gerakan politik, perjuangan kemerdekaan tanggapan umum terhadap perjuangan melingkari topik berkenaan gerakan antikolonial, gerakan politik, perjuangan kemerdekaan dan tanggapan umum terhadap perjuangan bersenjata nasionalis kiri pada zaman penjajah. Untuk buku ini, penulis melakukan penyelidikan dengan menggunakan tiga sumber termasuk sejarah lisan. Penulis juga menemubual secara langsung tokoh-tokoh Melayu berkenaan.

Remark: I bought this book on 2008. Reason to sell is I just dislike keeping books as sooner or later it will either misplace or lost. Quality is GOOD as new one.

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Mafia Princess

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Author: 
Merico, Marisa
Published date: 
01/2010
Language: 
English
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RM20.00
Actual price: 
RM39.90
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I just bought this book last May 2011 and finished reading it last week (31st May 2011). This book tells about Marissa whom daughter to one of Mafia Godfather in Italy. How she get involved in Mafia world etc. Total 300+ pages and it's a good story though. Reason to sell is I just dislike keeping books as sooner or later it will either misplace or lost. Quality is GOOD as new one. Posting cost is RM5.

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Location: 
Kuala Lumpur
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