Jung Chang (second from right), Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and William Shawcross (right) at a writers forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward WongJung Chang (second from right), Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and William Shawcross (right) at a writers forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
Jung Chang (second from right), Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and William Shawcross (right) at a writers forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

Empress Dowager Cixi gets a makeover - regardless of the facts

Angelo Paratico says Jung Chang's book praising Empress Dowager Cixi as a reformer glosses over the fact that she was self-serving and ruthless

Jung Chang (second from right), Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and William Shawcross (right) at a writers forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward WongJung Chang (second from right), Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and William Shawcross (right) at a writers forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
Jung Chang (second from right), Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and William Shawcross (right) at a writers forum in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
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