China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives and power they wielded, take centre stage at US show

//China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives and power they wielded, take centre stage at US show

China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives and power they wielded, take centre stage at US show

In 1905, seven years before the end of China’s Qing dynasty, Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, visited Beijing’s Forbidden City. She met the ailing Empress Dowager Cixi, who presented her with a black Pekinese dog named Manchu.Ignoring the Confucian maxim that “Women should not take part in public affairs”, Cixi had made herself China’s de facto ruler, taking control of state affairs and international relations. In the United States, meanwhile, anti-Chinese…

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