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Jung Chang Has A New Book Out!

Empress Dowager Cixi

I hadn't been paying attention, but I just stumbled onto the review and have now bought it.

I read Wild Swans many years ago. Jung Chang is an excellent thinker and writer.

And like Jung Chang, I also believed that it was the communists that took a stand against footbinding. Um no. Cixi did it first.

(The nationalists also tried to, but managed to piss a lot of people off in the process as their methods were...stupidly lacking in compassion.)

This is a read that I'm looking forward to.

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