Cixi "The Dragon Empress"

Further Exploration

Why did Cixi think that China had enough of its own technology? Take a closer look at ten ancient Chinese inventions:

Clark, Josh. “Top 10 Ancient Chinese Inventions.” How Stuff Works.

Learn to make one of Cixi’s favorite foods, mooncakes:

Parkinson, Rhonda. “Mooncakes.”

Where is Cixi now? Explore the magnificent tomb of Cixi “The Dragon Empress.”

YouTube. “Chinese Civilization 2009-08-12 The Mystery of Dowager Empress Cixi’s Mausoleum.”

Want to see more of the Forbidden City where Cixi lived? This video trailer gives you an exciting taste of a new documentary series available:

YouTube. “Inside the Forbidden City - Documentary Series Trailer.”


AllExperts. “Empress Dowager Cixi.”

A Visual Sourcebook for Chinese Civilization. “Women.”

BeijingTrip. “Forbidden City.” “China’s Tragic Years, 1900-1901, Through A Foreign Lense.” “Costume in the Qing Dynasty.” “General Introduction of Forbidden City.”

Cultural China. “Regency of the Guangxu Emperor.”

Mu, Eric.“Reformist Emperor Guangxu was Poisoned, Study Confirms.” Danwei.

Dharmananda, Subhuti Ph.D. “Chinese Dynasties.”

Discovering China. “Empress Dowager Cixi.”

Price, Sean Stewart. Cixi: Evil Empress of China?. Children’s Press, 2008.

Seagrave, Sterling. Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China. Vintage, 1993.

Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding. “The Life of Empress Cixi.”

Timeline Index. “Dowager Cixi, Empress of China.”

The Palace Museum. “Empress Dowager Cixi’s Life in the Inner Court of the Qing Palace.” “Empress Dowager Cixi.”

Warner, Marina. The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz’U-Hsi, 1835-1908, Empress Dowager of China. Atheneum, 1986.

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