WorldCat Identities

Woo, X. L.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 5,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Reference works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS763.63.C58, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about X. L Woo
 
Most widely held works by X. L Woo
Empress Wu the Great by X. L Woo( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe and Great Britain have had many sovereign queens in the course of history. In ancient China, there was none of that. Only one Empress ever ruled China in her own name? Empress Wu. Given her startling performance in a world of deadly intrigue and shifting loyalties, Wu is still respected as an effective and clear-sighted ruler
Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty by X. L Woo( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In all the history of China, only two women ever conquered and held the heights of power. Both enjoyed long reigns characterized by ruthless intrigue; they maintained an iron grip at the center while the vast country was torn by rebellions and caught up in foreign wars. Through their policy decisions as well as their personal foibles, both left a deep imprint in history and in the minds of the Chinese people, fueling literature and legend. Fighting to maintain her power base, Empress Cixi struggled with the need to modernize the painfully backward empire she had inherited while honoring age-old traditions. She studied previous rulers' failures and achievements, and especially followed the example of another Chinese woman leader, Wu-Hou, who had elevated herself from concubine to empress some 1200 years earlier
Two republics in China : how imperial China became the PRC by X. L Woo( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100 billionaires - but many families lost everything along the way
Empress Dowager Cixi : China?s Last Dynasty by X. L Woo( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In all the history of China, only two women ever conquered and held the heights of power. Both enjoyed long reigns characterized by ruthless intrigue; they maintained an iron grip at the center while the vast country was torn by rebellions and caught up i
Love tales of ancient China by X. L Woo( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Shanghai and the clash of revolution by X. L Woo( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in Shanghai played out against a backdrop of shifting political maneuvers until World War II burned off the patina that had made 'Old Shanghai' a world unto itself. In this personal history we follow one man through Japan's conquest of Shanghai in 1937 to the Chinese civil war and Communist takeover, Mao's desperate attempts to modernize a medieval country and Deng Xiaoping's opening the economy but not social freedoms. The protagonist lees burgeoning corruption and makes it to the United States to see for himself what the tales of freedom and democracy might offer
 
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Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty Empress Dowager Cixi : China?s Last Dynasty
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Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing DynastyEmpress Dowager Cixi : China?s Last Dynasty
Alternative Names
Wu, Frank

Wu, Genghua

Languages
English (34)