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Cixi :The Dragon Empress

Early Life of Cixi
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"Never again allow a woman to hold the supreme power in the State..."
-Empress Cixi's final words

Cixi was one of the most formidable women in modern history. She was famed for her beauty and charm. She was either a great friend or terrible enemy. She was power hungry, ruthless and profoundly skilled in court politics. She would rise from a middle class family to a dowager empress affecting Chinese life forever.