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The Emperor of China: Self Portrait of K'ang-hsi


This re-creation of the life of K'ang-hsi (1661-1772), drawn from his letters, edicts, pardons and poems. The Emperor K'ang-hsi was one of the greatest rulers in all China's 3000-year history, a man every bit as powerful as his two contemporaries, Peter the Great and Louis XIV. His long reign extended from 1661 to 1772, and when he died he left a flourishing and stable kingdom more vast than any other on earth. Yet the man himself has remained unknown: like all the emperors of China, K'ang-hsi lived out his days sealed ...

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The Emperor of China: Self Portrait of K'ang-hsi
1992, Pimlico, London

ISBN-13: 9780712698252

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Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'Ang-Hsi
1988, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9780679720744

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