The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to 1908. Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the good fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir. After the death of the Emperor, Cixi ruled through her son, who was only five years old when his father died. Then, when the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through him.

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I <3 this! | Women's Vintage Style Retro 1940s Shirtwaist Flared Evening Tea Dress Swing Skaters Ball Gown

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2015 Fashion Design women leather handbags/Fringed bag/High quality women's messenger bag Shoulder Bags Saffiano bag M7 445-in Top-Handle Bags from Luggage & Bags on | Alibaba Group

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2015 men glowing sneakers with lights up luminous shoes a new simulation sole led shoes for adults(China (Mainland))

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The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

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8. China's anti-Aging Secrets do what women in China do: drink white tea. It will help shield your skin from free radicals.

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WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China #wmm #documentary #asia

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China's overloaded deli very. "Dominoes Pizza in China is under strain meeting demand for its new family pack BOGOF deals" Thanks to Plan Trekker for sharing this pin. - Bicycles ReLoaded

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England's 20 worst learner drivers have attempted the practical test more than 700 times between them, it emerges.

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