Author Beverley Jackson has informed audiences around the world about the beautiful culture and traditions of China through her award-winning books, art collections and lectures. With her latest book, “The Beautiful Lady Was a Palace Eunuch,” Jackson tells the story of a 6-year-old boy named Li, who due to severe poverty was castrated and delivered to the Forbidden City in Peking. Being a particularly beautiful child he was placed in the Eunuch Actor School where he was trained to play female roles in Chinese opera.
Jackson expects women will particularly enjoy the high glamour lifestyle of old Shanghai where he lives as a beautiful woman in his later life after he leaves the Forbidden City. Those uninformed of ancient Chinese practices and their effect on the culture through the centuries will learn from Li’s travels and fight for survival.
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