Five letters from South African writers about life there in the week of the ANC elections. Read more
Letters from South Africa
Five letters from South African writers about life there in the week of the ANC elections.
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
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.