Monday, 13 September 2010

Mrs Thadeus White



The 2008 biography of the enigmatic highborn Eurasian author (Two Years in the Forbidden City being the best known of her seven books) who served as translator and lady-in-waiting to China's Empress Dowager Cixi.



Der Ling was a fascinating human battleground of warring identities, a victim of the hallucinogenic effects of too much publicity, much of it prompted by Der Ling herself, and a figure whose life provides a glimpse into one woman’s experience of living not just between two cultures—that of China and the West—but among many worlds: social, religious, moral, political.
- Grant Hayter-Menzies



Now playing: China Girl - David Bowie

4 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

i love to see you here!

xoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

She sounds like the perfect dinner companion.
Welcome back, by the way.

victoria thorne said...

hello darling (sooo good to see you)

little augury said...

& China Girl is perfect for this Empress. I Bet this is great reading.