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Two Years in the Forbidden City, by The Princess Der Ling - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing.Com - Gain a fascinating glimpse into the vanished world of imperial China with Two Years in the Forbidden City. Der Ling was the daughter of a Chinese statesman, and served as a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager Ci-Xi in the early years of the 20th Century. Her insider view gives a captivating and surprisingly intimate portrait of the Dragon Lady, who ruled China for 47 years, and brought the country to the brink of destruction. Shortly afterwards Der Ling married an American and, styling herself a 'princess', wrote a series of books about her experiences. Two Years in the Forbidden City is the first of these unique memoirs, and is an exceptional first-hand account of the inner workings of the highly secretive world of the imperial palace, and a detailed portrait of the life and personality of the Empress Dowager.

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Princess Der Ling was born in 1885, the daughter of Lord Yu Keng who served as Chinese minister to Japan and then as minister to France for four years from 1899. She received a Western education in Paris and in 1903 at the age of 18, entered the palace as a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager, acting as her interpreter and helper. She left the palace in March 1905 to be with her father, who died in Shanghai that year. She married an American named Thaddeus White in 1907, published this book in 1911 and died in the United States in 1944.

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“A fascinating insight into the world of the most powerful woman in China’s history.”  —Paul French, author of Carl Crow, a Tough Old China Hand

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