Event 36

Jung Chang talks to Peter Florence

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Headfort Arms Hotel – Meath County Council Stage

The story of the most important woman in Chinese history. Under the Empress’s rule the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding. 

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