Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China in all BBC programmes
Jung Chang's biography of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into modernity.
Cixi forms an important political alliance and launches a palace coup.
Cixi adopts the three-year-old son of her sister and names him Emperor.
A young ambitious reformist looks to topple Cixi from power, and a battle of wits ensues.
Cixi faces her greatest challenge as ruler, when anti-Western feeling leads to violence.
Jung Chang talks about her book. Photo by Jon Halliday.