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Author£ºLuo Yuming
Date of publication£ºMarch 2009

Having unified the entire civilized world as he knew it, Ying Zheng in 221 B.C. renamed himself Qin Shi Huangdi, translated as First Emperor of Qin. Now, he is also recognized as the first emperor of China. But who provided him the chance to ascend the throne of Qin State? Who was his biological father? Powerbrokers: Conspiracies in Chinese History tells you the thrilling plots behind his success. This collection of short stories also houses the most famous Chinese emperors, ministers and their kin, unfolds scenes of their fierce competition, describes their conspiracies for power, and offers a peek into Chinese traditional politics. The historical re-enactor, Prof. Luo Yuming is a leading scholar in Chinese literature and one of the most popular teachers at Fudan University. This time, he brings these stories to life with his profound knowledge, sharp insight as well as a touch of vivid imagination, which distinguish the book as a whole.

About the Author£º
Luo Yuming, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University, Leading Scholar in Chinese Literature


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