My Last Empress

My Last Empress

Q, being the fourth, my last empress, has few rights or honors that way, though i will have more say after an heir is born of my first empress, per Grandpa's advisement. lt's the bargain agreed upon when l was granted permission to take ...

Author: Da Chen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307952707

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A sweeping story of passion and obsession, set against the upheavals of nineteenth-century imperial China, by the New York Times bestselling author Da Chen When Samuel Pickens’s great love tragically loses her life, Samuel travels the globe, Annabelle always on his mind. Eventually, he comes face-to-face with the mirror image of his obsession in the last place he would expect and must discover her secrets and decide how far he will go for a woman he loves. Da Chen immerses the reader in the world of the Chinese imperial palace, filled with ghosts and grief, where bewitching concubines, treacherous eunuchs, and fierce warlords battle for supremacy. Chen takes us deeply into an epic saga of nineteenth-century China, where one man searches for his destiny and a forbidden love.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Empress of the French

The Last Empress of the French

Being the Life of the Empress Eugenie, Wife of Napoleon III. Philip Walsingham Sergeant. laying more fully at your feet and to restrict myself , on an occasion which overwhelms me with so much honour , to a loyal tribute of my emotions ...

Author: Philip Walsingham Sergeant

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89008675555

Category: France

Page: 408

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Categories: France

The Last Empress

The Last Empress

In telling this story ( which is quoted here almost in his own words ) Ting Pao - chuan added the following comment : ' The readiness with which my brother carried out the order of decapitation was determined , not only by his zeal in ...

Author: Daniele Vare

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001126108

Category: China

Page: 320

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Categories: China

Farewell Shiraz

Farewell Shiraz

I spent my last rendezvous drinking tea and listening to the empress describing her last trip to Cairo, where, as she did every year, she had honored her husband's beloved memory at the Grand Rifa'i Mosque. Her stoicism in the face of ...

Author: Cyrus Kadivar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9789774168260

Category: Iran

Page: 402

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In Farewell Shiraz, Kadivar tells the story of his family and childhood against the tumultuous backdrop of twentieth-century Iran, from the 1905-1907 Constitutional Revolution to the fall of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, before presenting accounts of his meetings with key witnesses to the Shah's fall and the rise of Khomeini. Each of the people interviewed provides a richly detailed picture of the momentous events that took place and the human drama behind them.
Categories: Iran

A Fatal Passion

A Fatal Passion

Based on unpublished journals and correspondence and encompassing the years from 1876 to 1939, a compelling biography traces the life and times of Grand Duchess Victoria Melita, a defiant and liberated woman who transcended the rigid ...

Author: Michael John Sullivan

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015041089197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 473

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Based on unpublished journals and correspondence and encompassing the years from 1876 to 1939, a compelling biography traces the life and times of Grand Duchess Victoria Melita, a defiant and liberated woman who transcended the rigid confines of European royalty of her era. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Murder of Rasputin

The Murder of Rasputin

Many were involved in the production of my first book , The Last Empress , but once again deserve my grateful thanks for their persistent support . I count it a privilege to thank Grand Duchess Marie Vladimirovna of Russia , the head of ...

Author: Greg King

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: WISC:89073642084

Category: Murder

Page: 306

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On 16th December 1916 Rasputin visited the palace of the second-richest man in Russia, Prince Felix Youssoupov. Leading a group of conspirators, the Prince apparently set out to murder him. This account of Rasputin's death is based on material in recently released St Petersburg police files, including death photographs which are included in the book. It addresses topics such as the identity of the conspirators and their motives, whether Rasputin and Youssoupov were having a homosexual affair, and whether the prince castrated Rasputin.
Categories: Murder

The Last Empress

The Last Empress

Follows the last empress of China, as Empress Orchid copes with tragic personal losses as she struggles to save her crumbling empire.

Author: Anchee Min

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618531467

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Follows the last empress of China, as Empress Orchid copes with tragic personal losses as she struggles to save her crumbling empire.
Categories: Fiction

Global Fetishism

Global Fetishism

If for South Korea "global" is synonymous with glamorous cultural success, in each context it is precisely the return to the local which permits global fetishism.

Author: Hyunjung Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:243471779

Category: Last empress, the musical

Page: 414

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Using South Korea's transnational performances as a case-study, this dissertation examines the cultural implications of the much-celebrated Korean model of national development. Starting with two contemporary South Korean performances--The Last Empress, the Musical (1995), and Nanta [Cookin'] (1997), a nonverbal performance--I explore how the producers' commitments to South Korea's cultural development are manifested in these productions. Situating these performances within the South Korean social context of the mid-1990s, I explore how the reinvention of Korean traditional cultures represents both national capacity and responds to calls for globalism without losing Korean identity. In the first chapter, my analysis of The Last Empress illustrates how local desire for global success resulted in a perpetuation of a Broadway-style musical in a Korean mode. I argue that, while the play utilizes its female character's pioneering image to claim a place for the musical in the global era, it simultaneously pulls her back into the traditional domain. With Nanta [Cookin'] in the following chapter, I argue that the production's commercial accomplishment lies in its strategic blending of pan-Asian cultural elements and the use of food without language which well co-operated with the burgeoning cultural tourism industry in South Korea. Extending my argument further, I conclude with an analysis of global-national interplay as they were played out at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. As a way of understanding the nationalistic fervor during the event, I suggest that the mass festive rally functions as a "social performance." In these performances, Korean nationalism, conjoined with global desire, was reconfigured through spontaneous gatherings, styles, fashions, expressions, and gestures. Like its theatrical counterparts, the World Cup rally insists on Korean-ness as what qualifies South Korea to be a global player. I conclude by offering the concept, "global fetishism," to explicate the complex and even contradictory assimilation of the national into the global in these performances. They are showcases for how globalization taps into the local rhetoric of development, charged by South Korea's inherent nationalism. If for South Korea "global" is synonymous with glamorous cultural success, in each context it is precisely the return to the local which permits global fetishism.
Categories: Last empress, the musical

Hearst s Magazine

Hearst s Magazine

( Comes down the steps ) I give this last Empress— ( interrupting ) I understood that from supreme moment to you — my husband , my masterthe moment you asked me to sit here . my God . ( He looks up and turns to her ) Come , Emperor- ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059171102756976

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The World To day

The World To day

( Comes down the steps ) I give this last Empress— ( interrupting . I understood that from supreme moment to you — my husband , my masterthe moment you asked me to sit here . my God . ( He looks up and turns to her ) Come , Emperor- ...

Author: Samuel Fallows

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:107100420

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