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The great empress dowager of China by Philip Walsingham Sergeant

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Published by Dodd, Mead & Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908.,
  • China -- History.

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Statementby Philip W. Sergeant ...
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24153950M

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