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Adorning the Empress

May Holdsworth

Verlag: Formasia Books Ltd, 2002
ISBN 10: 9627283851 / ISBN 13: 9789627283850
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Titel: Adorning the Empress

Verlag: Formasia Books Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

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Inhaltsangabe: Bejewelled women, embroidered robes, hairpins inlaid with kingfisher feathers, and delicately painted fans conjure up a lost world of the rich elite of imperial china.

This was a worlf of spacious mansions and gardens, of high-ranking officials and wealthy landlords, of their virtuous and accomplished wives and daughters, and of a domestic life conducted with decorum and taste.

Adorning The Emress tells another story: for the women of the elite, no less than for those in peasant homes, bound feet and a strict social code kept them confined within their imprisoning courtyards. Theirs was a world as much of cruelty and sorrow as of grandeur and luxury.

Über den Autor: May Holdsworth has written several guide books to the cities and provinces of China. She also co-authored a companion book to a documentary film about the Forbidden City in 1995, and The Hong Kong Story in 1997. Her other publications include Women of the Tang Dynasty and The Forbidden City in the Oxford Images of Asia series. She lives in Hong Kong.

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