Imperial Woman

In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty.

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480421189

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: the New York Times–bestselling biography of Tzu Hsi, the concubine who became China’s last empress. In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty. Born from a humble background, Tzu Hsi falls in love with her cousin Jung Lu, a handsome guard—but while still a teenager she is selected, along with her sister and hundreds of other girls, for relocation to the Forbidden City. Already set apart on account of her beauty, she’s determined to be the emperor’s favorite, and devotes all of her talent and cunning to the task. When the emperor dies, she finds herself in a role of supreme power, one she’ll command for nearly fifty years. Much has been written about Tzu Hsi, but no other novel recreates her life—the extraordinary personality, together with the world of court intrigue and the period of national turmoil with which she dealt—as well as Imperial Woman. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Imperial Woman

The story of the last Empress of China.

Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Publisher: Moyer Bell Limited

ISBN: PSU:000032573060

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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The story of the last Empress of China.

Imperial Woman

In this Nobel Prize winner Pearl S Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence. Pearl S Buck's knowledge of and fascination with the Empress's life are contagious.

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Asphodel Press

ISBN: 1559213345

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this Nobel Prize winner Pearl S Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence. Pearl S Buck's knowledge of and fascination with the Empress's life are contagious. She reveals the essence of this self-involved and infamous last Empress, while taking the reader through China's struggle for freedom and democracy.

The Collected Novels Volume One

From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: These three novels are fascinating portraits of women in China.

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504052115

Category: Fiction

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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: These three novels are fascinating portraits of women in China. In 1938, Pearl S. Buck became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for The Good Earth, which had already earned her the Pulitzer Prize. Upon choosing Buck’s novel for her book club in 2004, Oprah Winfrey said: “Reading Pearl Buck’s writing feels like reading poetry to me. I just love the quiet rhythm of the words. They evoke the simple beauty of the characters and the harsh mystery of China’s ancient culture.” The daughter of missionaries, the New York Times–bestselling author would continue to explore many aspect of Chinese culture in her work, and the three novels collected in this volume represent some of her most compassionate and revealing fiction. Pavilion of Women: This “vivid and extremely interesting novel,” set in early twentieth-century China, follows an upper-class wife’s quest for personal freedom (The New Yorker). After Madame Wu turns forty, she encourages her husband to take a young concubine so she can finally begin to discover her own mind—and a new world opens up before her as she reads forbidden books and studies English with a progressive former priest. “Beautifully written . . . A fine, full flavorsome novel.” —Newsweek Peony: A young Chinese bondmaid in nineteenth-century China falls in love with the son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. As the couple’s traditions collide, their relationship faces opposition from every side. “Peony has the vividness of scene and episode and character and the colorful detail that [Buck’s] readers have come to expect of her novels in China.” —New York Herald Tribune Imperial Woman: In this “richly woven . . . quite absorbing” New York Times bestseller, Buck brings to life the story of Tzu Hsi, the magnetic and fierce-minded woman who rose from concubine to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty and the last empress of China for nearly half a century (The Nation). “Certainly, no fictioneer could imagine a more incredible woman. . . . Pearl Buck has done a remarkable and painstaking job in recreating her.” —Saturday Review

Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

Buck modeled her trilogy of dynastic rot on Cao Xueqin's classic Qing dynasty novel Dream of tHe reD CHamber (1791). ... Imperial Woman (1956), a fictional biography of Cixi, the imperial concubine and last Chinese empress, ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438119069

Category: Colonies in literature

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Examines the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, including more than 200 entries on writers, classic works, themes, and concepts.

A to Z of American Women Writers

She also translated a two-volume classic Chinese novel, Shui Hu Chuan, into English and wrote a compelling novel titled ... In 1938, a mere eight years after the publication of her first book, Pearl S. Buck became the first woman and, ...

Author: Carol Kort

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107936

Category: Literary Criticism

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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (18th centuries Qing “detective stories” about Di Renjie). Dover Publications, 1976. van Gulik ... (A novel about Xuanzang's travel to India). ... Buck, Pearl S. Imperial Woman (about Empress Dowager Cixi).

Author: Victor Cunrui Xiong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317538226

Category: History

Page: 364

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The resurgence of modern China has generated much interest, not only in the country’s present day activities, but also in its long history. As the only uninterrupted ancient civilization still alive today, the study of China’s past promises to offer invaluable insights into understanding contemporary China. Providing coverage of the entire Imperial Era (221 BCE–1912 CE), this handbook takes a chronological approach. It includes comprehensive analysis of all major periods, from the powerful Han empire which rivalled Rome, and the crucial transformative period of the Five Dynasties, to the prosperous Ming era and the later dominance of the non-Han peoples. With contributions from a team of international authors, key themes include: Political events and leadership Religion and philosophy Cultural and literary achievements Legal, economic, and military institutions This book transcends the traditional boundaries of historiography, giving special attention to the role of archaeology. As such, the Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History is an indispensable reference work for students and scholars of Chinese, Asian, and World History.

Pearl S Buck

Her historic novel Imperial Woman ( 1956 ) shows how the last Empress of China , the most stubborn and headstrong Chinese monarch could also change with time and accept Western ways . Peony [ 1948 ] describes the natural assimilation of ...

Author: Kang Liao

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015041074389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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Evaluates the literary works of Nobel laureate Pearl S. Buck from a multicultural point of view and argues for her pioneering role in demythologizing China and the Chinese people in the American mind.

Encyclopedia of Women s History in America

BUCK V. BELL 37 Pearl Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature (Library of Congress) seller ... Imperial Woman, her 1956 novel based on the life of China's dowager empress, Tzu Hsi; and Command the Morning, ...

Author: Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110332

Category: Feminism

Page: 431

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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.

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Authentic in its portrayal of Chinese life and characters , and universally appealing . ... Buck , Pearl S. Imperial Woman ; a Novel . Day , 1956 . A biographical novel about Tzu - hsi , last Empress of China , known as Old Buddha .

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ISBN: UCAL:B5093472

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