Book — 1 online resource (xv, 325 pages) : illustrations
Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I
Eagle and Dragon;
Mother of China;
Daws in peacock's feathers;
Christmas in Beijing;
Unlocking the gates; Plate Section;
Gathering storm; II
Battle in Beijing;
Portrait of a woman;
Letters to China; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
In winter 1902, in the ruins of post-Boxer Uprising Beijing, two women from two different worlds joined hands in friendship-the former concubine and legendary tyrant Empress Dowager Cixi, and the Midwest-born, devoutly Christian diplomat's wife Sarah Pike Conger. Together, they made history.