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14 January 2019THE DOWAGER EMPRESS CIXI, 1835 – 1908
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THE DOWAGER EMPRESS CIXI, 1835 – 1908 David Rosier Monday 14 January 2019

From relative obscurity as a low-ranking consort, we explore the events which led to her confirmation as Dowager Empress Cixi in 1861 and her strategy to preserve, then revitalise, imperial rule after a series of humiliating military defeats by Western colonial powers.