Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trailer Video and Advance Praise for "The Green Phoenix"

Advance Praise for The Green Phoenix

From: Paul French, author of Midnight in Peking -
“So much of imperial Chinese history is an enigma; a world we, as outsiders, are shut out off. Alice Poon’s novelised life of the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang fictionally pulls back the curtain on Manchu court life and lets us step into a forbidden world.”

From: Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong -
“Alice Poon has written a masterpiece of Chinese history little known in the West. It's a story of love, betrayal and loyalty, and shows how one woman inspired the reunification of China. For so long the West has fixated on the end of the Qing dynasty, but as Poon beautifully recreates in her book, the real heroine of the Qing is the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang. Never before has this story been told in English, and it's arguably the most important historical novel of early Qing Dynasty China.”

From: Elsa Hart, author of Jade Dragon Mountain -
“The Green Phoenix illuminates the complex, sweeping history of the Qing rise to power with captivating scenes of intimacy, conflict, loss, and triumph. Through the story of Mongolian-born Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Alice Poon delivers a lush and deeply informed look at the multicultural origins of China’s last dynasty.” 

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