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  • Cixi, the Dragon Empress

    For Families, Talks & Lectures

    Mar 24

    Free with museum admission

    12—1:30 PM

    Education Studios

    Celebrate Women's History Month with a behind-the-scenes look at China's last and most controversial empress, Cixi. Accused of bringing down a dynasty, this powerful female figure lived ensconced in the luxury of the Forbidden City, ignoring the needs of her people. Was she really served 150 dishes at every meal? Did she totter around on bound feet and scratch servants with six-inch-long fingernails? And did she really poison her way to power? Find out from author Natasha Yim and Goosebottom Books publisher Shirin Bridges as they introduce Cixi "The Dragon Empress" from the book series, The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames.

    Co-presented with Goosebottom Books. This program is underwritten by Sally Yu and Hok Pui Leung.

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