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date: 14 April 2024

Cixi, Empress Dowager 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Sue Fawn ChungSue Fawn Chung

(1835–1908),the last powerful ruler of the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644–1911). As he lay dying at the hands of the unifier of the Manchu tribes in the early seventeenth century, the leader of the Yehe‐Nara clan vowed that a woman would avenge his clan. The vow came true in ... ...

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