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Two Years in the Forbidden City
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Two Years in the Forbidden City by The Princess Der Ling with photography by Xun Ling. "Princess" Der Ling, 德龄 (1885 – 1944) was a Manchu, the daughter of Yu Keng,... More > 裕庚. Yu Keng was a member of the Manchu Plain White Banner Corps(正白旗) and according to his daughter was a Lord. Yu Keng's daughters Der Ling and Rong Ling (1882–1973, the future Madame Dan Paochao of Beijing) therefore got a western education, having studied dance in Paris with Isadora Duncan. Upon return from France, Der Ling became the First lady-in-waiting to Empress Dowager Cixi, as well as a translator. Der Ling had a brother, Xunling (ca. 1880–1943), who studied photography in France and later took the only photographs of Empress Dowager Cixi still in existence. Der Ling wrote down her unique experience in court in her memoirs Two Years in the Forbidden City, which were published in 1911. "Two Years" gives historical insights into life at court and Der Ling's service to the Dowager Empress, essentially a world that has disappeared.< Less
Remembering the Good Times
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When Nelda and I decided to capture our early memories in print, in 2009, we planned to have two books printed, one for each of us. Its scope expanded a little when our four children (Nelda’s... More > two daughters and my two sons) said they wanted copies. Gradually, we cautiously sent a few copies of We Remember to friends, relatives, and eventually, The Milan Historical Society. So it’s out there now, listed on Lulu.com and anyone that wants to can order a copy. Lordy mercy! Should we have been more careful of what we said? We think it’s pretty tame, and hopefully we offended no one. We had a lot of fun remembering. We realized while writing our first book that it would require a sequel, a follow up of our junior high and senior high years. It would not be as easy to write for the ensuing years brought yearnings to be popular and angst when we weren’t. It brought thoughts of boys, cars and driving, high school sports, Saturday night dances, worries about grades, and college.< Less
Het Amsterdamsch Hoerdom 1681
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Don't let the title of this book mislead you. This anonimous book from 1681 gives a detailed and very important historical discription of pubs, inns and dance-rooms in Amsterdam during the 17th... More > century. It also gives a wealth of information on drinks and alcohol consumption, prices and measures. It includes anecdotes on musicians and other people and life during the 17th century. Prostitution is just a minor aspect of the book. The book was also published in French and German.< Less
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