Collection consists of 8 photographs of the Empress Dowager of China.
Daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a progressive and reform-minded Chinese official and sometime minister to Japan and France. Princess
Der Ling was educated first in missionary schools and then in a French convent. After completing her education, she returned
to China to become the first lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager. She lost her job when she became engaged to an American
whom she subsequently married. Later she wrote several books about the Dowager Empress and her experiences in the Chinese
court, including Two years in the Forbidden City, Imperial incense, Old Buddha, Kowtow, and Lotus petals.
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