Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Jung Chang's fast-paced and gripping story reassesses the reputation of the formidable 19th-century stateswoman. Read by Pik-Sen Lim. Abridged by Sara Davies

On radio

There are no upcoming broadcasts of this programme

Last on

All previous episodes

4 Stories

4 Stories

Exceptional readings and dramas from 4 Stories.

The Path to Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

David mitchell compo

David Mitchell describes how a young Japanese boy helped him understand his son's autism.

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Clips of Books Content

Interviews, previews and reviews

Books website

Books home

Get closer to books with in-depth articles, quizzes and our picks from radio & TV.