Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China (Paperback)

Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China Cover Image


The author of The Soong Dynasty gives us our most vivid and reliable biography yet of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, remembered through the exaggeration and falsehood of legend as the ruthless Manchu concubine who seduced and murdered her way to the Chinese throne in 1861.

About the Author

Sterling Seagrave grew up in Asia on the Burma-China border. Seagrave spent many years as an investigative reporter in Asia and had his writing published in the Washington Post, Time, Life, and many other publications. He is the author of the bestselling The Soong Dynasty, which was a top choice of the Book of the Month Club. His other books include Yellow Rain: Journey Through the Terror of Chemical Warfare and Red Sky in the Morning, which he cowrote with his wife, Peggy, who is his longtime collaborator. They live in France.

Praise For…

"An all-out revisionist assault on the established perception of Tzu Hsi...Seagrave provides as sad and outrageous a record of imperialism as can be found anywhere in the world."
--The San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679733690
ISBN-10: 0679733698
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 31st, 1993
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Vintage

Membership Benefits


 Gift cards can be used online or in-store.

Gift Card