The Green Phoenix

The Green Phoenix With The Fate Of East Asia Hanging In The Balance, One Mongolian Woman Manipulated Her Lovers, Sons And Grandsons Through War And Upheaval To Create An Empire That Lasted For 250 Years The Green Phoenix Tells The Story Of The Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Born A Mongolian Princess Who Became A Consort In The Manchu Court And Then The Qing Dynasty S First Matriarch Shelived Through Harrowing Threats, Endless Political Crises, Personal Heartaches And Painful Losses To Lead A Shaky Empire Out Of A Dead End The Story Is Set Against A Turbulent Canvas As The Chinese Ming Dynasty Is Replaced By The Qing Xiaozhuang Guides Her Husband, Her Lover, Her Son And Her Grandson All Emperors And Supreme Leaders Of The Qing Empire To Success Against The Odds.

Alice is an avid reader of world historical fiction Born and educated in Hong Kong, she grew up devouring Jin Yong s martial arts and chivalry novels, all set in China s distant past That sparked her life long interest in Chinese history Writing historical novels set in Old China has been her long cherished dream.Her new historical novel The Green Phoenix set in 17th century China was released Alice is an avid reader of world historical fiction Born and educated in Hong Kong, she grew up devouring Jin Yong s martial arts and chivalry novels, all set in China s distant past That sparked her life long interest in Chinese history Writing historical novels set in Old China has been her long cherished dream.Her new historical novel The Green Phoenix set in 17th century China was released in September 2017 by Earnshaw Books.She is the author of the bestselling Chinese Edition of Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong, which won the 2011 Hong Kong Book Prize Canadian Book Review Annual selected the original English Edition as Editor s Choice Scholarly in 2007.She currently lives in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and is working on her next Old China novel

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10 thoughts on “The Green Phoenix

  1. says:

    THIS WAS SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD Call me a Mongolian Princess virgin reader if you must.but I don t remember reading about any female who was born a Mongolian princess We are transported into 17th century China, in Alice Poon s historical novel The writing is beautiful breathtaking scenes brutal scenes and inspiring scenes I LOVED THE JUICY STORYTELLING.my heart was invested heartbroken emotions stirred curious even downright angry at times.as the storytelling was so vivid THIS WAS SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD Call me a Mongolian Princess virgin reader if you must.but I don t remember reading about any female who was born a Mongolian princess We are transported into 17th century China, in Alice Poon s historical novel The writing is beautiful breathtaking scenes brutal scenes and inspiring scenes I LOVED THE JUICY STORYTELLING.my heart was invested heartbroken emotions stirred curious even downright angry at times.as the storytelling was so vivid so emotionally raw and real that a couple of times I wanted to throw rocks at a certain narcissistic sabotaging untrustworthy Emperor I LEARNED A LOT. filled in educational holes I m noweducated about the weakening of the Ming dynasty in the late 16th and early 17th century which paved the way for the Manchu take over of China in the mid 17th I not only learned about the role and contributions one special female Empress to the Qing Dynasty, but I deepene...

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    Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang was instrumental in mentoring and advising the leadership of the Qing Dynasty from her arrival at Hong Taiji Palace in 1625 until her death in 1688 In 1625, twelve year old Borjigit Bumbutai Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang journeyed to Mukden to become a concubine of Hong Taiji Bumbutai, a Mongolian princess, entered a strategically arranged marriage for the welfare of the Khorchin Mongols If Hong Taiji became Khan, as expected, the marriage bond would guarantee the sa Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang was instrumental in mentoring and advising the leadership of the Qing Dynasty from her arrival at Hong Taiji Palace in 1625 until her death in 1688 In 1625, twelve year old Borjigit Bumbutai...

  3. says:

    This novel for me was a real learning experience as I was introduced to a piece of Chinese history during 1600 s that I knew nothing about It focuses on a strong, intelligent woman who played a big role in China s history from her birth in 1613 until her death in 1688 The intrigue of the court, a look at the culture with arranged marriages, a glimpse of the rituals, the custom of having concubines are among the things I found here Bumbutai, a Mongolian princess is hoping for betrothal to her This novel for me was a real learning experience as I was introduced to a piece of Chinese history during 1600 s that I knew nothing about It focuses on a strong, intelligent woman who played a big role in China s history from her birth in 1613 until her death in 1688 The intrigue of the court, a look at the culture with arranged marriages, a glimpse of the rituals, the custom of having concubines are among the things I found here Bumbutai, a Mongolian princess is hoping for betrothal to her beloved Dorgon She is shocked and heartbroken broken when her grandfather betrothes her...

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    I admit to being almost entirely devoid of any knowledge of the history of China as it relates to its imperial houses I recognize some dynasty names, but could not have put a time period to a single one of them I have never studied any Chinese history and have gleaned most of my scant knowledge from novels, movies and other questionable sources Even with that confession, I must say that I immediat...

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    Praise for The Green Phoenix from The Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel One of the joys of studying this period in history is that every name sounds like it was taken from Game of Thrones Where the novel really shines is in the level of historical detail Poon gives sumptuous descriptions of dress and hairstyles She breathes fresh life into characters who do not often find their way into English language fiction, and does an excellent job of bringing to the page the story of a woman Praise for The Green Phoenix from The Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel One of the joys of studying this period in history is that every name sounds like it was taken from Game of Thrones Where the novel really shines is in the level of historical detail Poon gives sumptuous descriptions of dress and hairstyles She breathes fresh life into characters who do not often find their way into English language fiction, and does an excellent job of bringing to the page the story of a woman who was the foundation upon which an empire th...

  6. says:

    When I finished the book, The Green Phoenix A Novel of the Woman Who Re Made Asia, Empress Xiaozhuang by Alice Poon, I was awestruck The descriptive powers of the author made the beauty of the Chinese landscape come alive and brought the elegance of the clothes the nobility wore, something you could picture in your mind The character development was phenomenal The Imperial Manchu dynasty is brought to life The Manchu Qing Imperial Dynasty that the Empress Xiaozhuang helps found lasts from t When I finished the book, The Green Phoenix A Novel of the Woman Who Re Made Asia, Empress Xiaozhuang by Alice Poon, I was awestruck The descriptive powers of the author made the beauty of the Chinese landscape come alive and brought the elegance of the clothes the nobility wore, something you could picture in your mind The character development was phenomenal The Imperial Manchu dynasty is brought to life The Manchu Qing Imperial Dynasty that the Empress Xiaozhuang helps found lasts from the 1600 s into the 20th century.One thing I found hard to get used to was everyone hadthan one name The Empress s given name was Bumbutai Women were often given in marriage or as concubines to cement political alliances There was no shame in being a concubine Often the concubines werepowerful than the person who was technically the empress Bumbatai was wise ...

  7. says:

    Most Westerners who have studied or read Chinese imperial history are probably very familiar with famous female monarchs such as Empress Wuzetian from the Tang dynasty and Empress Cixi from the later Qing dynasty There have been countless books and stories written over the years about these two famous female rulers of ancient China, which is of course not surprising from a historical perspective given the direct impact these two women had in shaping China s imperial history While both women de Most Westerners who have studied or read Chinese imperial history are probably very familiar with famous female monarchs such as Empress Wuzetian from the Tang dynasty and Empress Cixi from the later Qing dynasty There have been countless books and stories written over the years about these two famous female rulers of ancient China, which is of course not surprising from a historical perspective given the direct impact these two women had in shaping China s imperial history While both women definitely deserve their place in the history books and in the numerous fictional and non fictional accounts that have been written about their lives, there is another woman Empress Xiaozhuang from the early Qing dynasty who equally deserves to be brought to the forefront and recognized for her contributions to imperial Chinese history Alice Poon s new novel The Green Phoenix does exactly that it brings to the forefront this remarkable woman who, despite never having ruled ...

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    First of all, I want to say that author Alice Poon is a GR friend of mine, but I paid full price for my copy of The Green Phoenix, and the opinions in this review are entirely my own.The Green Phoenix tells the story of Mongolian girl Bumbutai, who became Empress Xiaozhuang and spent years guiding her son, grandson, and ultimately the fledging Qing Empire, which wasestablished in 1636 and ruled China from 1644 to 1912. The quote comes from the wiki article about the empire, also known as th First of all, I want to say that author Alice Poon is a GR friend of mine, but I paid full price for my copy of The Green Phoenix, and the opinions in this review are entirely my own.The Green Phoenix tells the story of Mongolian girl Bumbutai, who became Empress Xiaozhuang and spent years guiding her son, grandson, and ultimately the fledging Qing Empire, which wasestablished in 1636 and ruled China from 1644 to 1912. The quote comes from the wiki article about the empire, also known as the Qing Dynasty Bumbutai was born...

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    The story of Bumbutai her Mongol name, which is most used in the novel and her life with the first Qing emperors and court She lived through the establishment of this conquest dynasty in China, her years 1613 1688 Wed as a young girl to the conqueror Hong Taiji as part of his alliance with Mongol tribes, her story becomes one of relations among the three peoples Manchus of the new Qing dynasty, their Chinese subjects, their Mongol neighbours in the north Alice Poon envisages Bumbutai as an The story of Bumbutai her Mongol name, which is most used in the novel and her life with the first Qing emperors and court She lived through the establishment of this conquest dynasty in China, her years 1613 1688 Wed as a young girl to the conqueror Hong Taiji as part of his alliance with Mongol tribes, her story becomes one of relations among the three peoples Manchus of the new Qing dynasty, their Chinese subjects, their Mongol neighbours in the north Alice Poon envisages Bumbut...

  10. says:

    The story of Bumbutai, a Mongolian princess who became the revered Grand Dowager Empress Xiozhuang, unfolds against the backdrop of the fall of the Ming dynasty and the rise of the Manchu Qing The narrative begins in 1625 when, to strengthen ties between her Mongol tribe and the Jurchens later Manchu twelve year old Bumbutai becomes the concubine of the Jurchen Khan, Hong Taiji Hong Taiji began the conquest of the Ming he also changed the name from Jurchen to Manchu 1635 and the name of t The story of Bumbutai, a Mongolian princess who became the revered Grand Dowager Empress Xiozhuang, unfolds against the backdrop of the fall of the Ming dynasty and the rise of the Manchu Qing The narrative begins in 1625 when, to strengthen ties between her Mongol tribe and the Jurchens later Manchu twelve year old Bumbutai becomes the concubine of the Jurchen Khan, Hong Taiji Hong Taiji began the conquest of the Ming he also changed the name from Jurchen to Manchu 1635 and the name of the dynasty from Jin to Qing 1636 , a dynasty that ruled China until the establishment of the Republic in 1912.Young Bumbutai is chosen for her role due to her natural beauty and accomplishments she s healthy, athletic, highly intelligent and knowledgeable She studies the languages, history, literature and philosophy of the three major cultures Han Chinese, Mongol and Manchurian Hong Taiji loves and appreciates his young concubine, and their relationship strengthens when she gives birth to a ...

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