Two Years in the Forbidden City

Two Years in the Forbidden City

by Der Ling
     
 

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CONTENTS
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTORY
CHAPTER TWO—AT THE PALACE
CHAPTER THREE—A PLAY AT THE COURT
CHAPTER FOUR—A LUNCHEON WITH THE EMPRESS
CHAPTER FIVE—AN AUDIENCE WITH THE EMPRES
CHAPTER SIX—IN ATTENDANCE ON HER MAJESTY
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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents

CONTENTS
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTORY
CHAPTER TWO—AT THE PALACE
CHAPTER THREE—A PLAY AT THE COURT
CHAPTER FOUR—A LUNCHEON WITH THE EMPRESS
CHAPTER FIVE—AN AUDIENCE WITH THE EMPRES
CHAPTER SIX—IN ATTENDANCE ON HER MAJESTY
CHAPTER SEVEN—SOME INCIDENTS OF THE COURT
CHAPTER EIGHT—THE COURT LADIES
CHAPTER NINE—THE EMPEROR KWANG HSU
CHAPTER TEN—THE YOUNG EMPRESS
CHAPTER ELEVEN—OUR COSTUME
CHAPTER TWELVE—THE EMPRESS AND MRS. CONGER
CHAPTER THIRTEEN—THE EMPRESS'S PORTRAIT
CHAPTER FOURTEEN—THE EMPEROR'S BIRTHDAY
CHAPTER FIFTEEN—THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL
CHAPTER SIXTEEN—THE SUMMER PALACE
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN—THE AUDIENCE HALL
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN—THE NEW YEAR FESTIVALS
CHAPTER NINETEEN—THE SEA PALACE
CHAPTER TWENTY—CONCLUSION

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ISBN-13:
2940014554428
Publisher:
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Publication date:
04/25/2012
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"'Princess' Der Ling (1885 – 1944) was a Manchu, the daughter of Yu Keng (??). Yu Keng was a member of the Manchu Plain White Banner Corps(???) and according to his daughter was a Lord. This is of some doubt. After serving as Chinese minister to Japan he was appointed minister to the French Third Republic for four years in 1899. He was known for his progressive, reformist views, as well as for his unvarying support of the Empress Dowager Cixi. In 1905, Yukeng died in Shanghai. YuKeng's story is retold in the movie Dai noi kwan ying.

Yu Keng's daughters Der Ling and Rong Ling (1882–1973, the future Madame Dan Paochao of Beijing) therefore got a western education, having studied dance in Paris with Isadora Duncan.Upon return from France, Der Ling became the First lady-in-waiting to Empress Dowager Cixi, as well as a translator. She stayed at court until March 1905. In 1907, Der Ling married Thaddeus C. White, an American. Der Ling had a brother, Xunling (ca. 1880–1943), who studied photography in France and later took the only photographs of Empress Dowager Cixi still in existence.

Using the title of princess, which would create controversy for her in both China and the United States in future, Der Ling wrote down her unique experience in court in her memoirs Two Years in the Forbidden City, which were published in 1911, and wrote about the experience through her next seven books." -- Wikipedia

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