By Shan Sa
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061829604, 321pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2009
“Luxurious and intelligent . . . part pageant, part politics as ballet; a lavish portrayal of life in early civilized China.”
-Alan Cheuse, NPR.org
“A compelling read and surprisingly easy to follow, given its exotic complexity.”
“Brilliant . . . illuminates the life and times of one of the ancient world’s most powerful, capable, and overlooked women.”