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The Green Phoenix by Alice POON

Hosted by the Consul of the Beijing Book Reading Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 09 Sep 15:00 - 17:00

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The Green Phoenix by Alice Poon
A novel of Empress XiaoZhuang. The Woman who re-made China

"With the fate of East Asia hanging in the balance, one Mongolian woman manipulated her lovers, sons and grandsons through war and upheaval to create an empire that lasted for Protected content . The Green Phoenix tells the story of the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, born a Mongolian princess who became a consort in the Manchu court and then the Qing Dynasty's first matriarch. Shelived through harrowing threats, endless political crises, personal heartaches and painful losses to lead a shaky Empire out of a dead end. The story is set against a turbulent canvas as the Chinese Ming Dynasty is replaced by the Qing. Xiaozhuang guides her husband, her lover, her son and her grandson - all emperors and supreme leaders of the Qing Empire - to success against the odds."
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A great book recommended by our activity host.
A good occasion for foreigners to know more about the history of China thanks to this reading and to Chinese participants helping us all better understanding and for both foreigners and Chinese to share thoughts and have fun!

The venue is located not too far from the northwest exit of the line 10 Liangmaqiao subway station. Follow Xinyuan NanLu (south rd.) going towards town, until you get to the first intersection (Xinyuan Jie--Xinyuan rd.), cross the road and go rt. Located in the corner building (Beijing Soho Residences) facing Xinyuan rd.

Our venue has a separate meeting room which we can use free of charge. This depends on us consuming a little, So be sure to order something to drink, etc. from the cafe'....

See you there!
Manu- Emanuele C. Francia

Activity Consul