No Westerner has ever achieved Robert Hart’s status and level of power in China. Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, But his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.
Full of humanity, passion, and moral honesty, My Splendid Concubine is the deeply intimate story of Hart’s loyalty and love for his adopted land and the woman who captures his heart.
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Trade paperback 8.5” x 5.5” 365 pages ISBN: 978-0-595-45843-1 Pub date: December 2007