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. http://history.howstuffworks.com/asian-history/10-ancient-chinese-inventions.htm.

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

Parkinson, Rhonda. “Mooncakes.” About.com. http://chinesefood.about.com/od/foodfestivals/r/mooncakes.htm.

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.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPgRg_Yl1ok.

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.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl-eg-J6Wv4&feature=related.


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