Dragon of Heaven: The Memoirs of the Last Memoirs of China is the fictionalized story of Tz-u-his, better known as the Empress Dowager, the controversial woman who ruled China for almost half a century. This sumptuous book combines 25 majestic oil paintings of the Empress by renowned artist Zhong-Yang Huang with engaging, anecdote-studded text by celebrated storyteller David Bouchard.Tz-u-his (1833-1908) began life as a concubine but managed to rule China while a series of lovers and finally her son actually sat on the throne. In a series of extraordinary, luminous paintings, Zhong-Yang Huang takes us inside the Forbidden Palace as statesmen, courtesans and eunuchs play out the final years of the doomed Ch'ing Dynasty. Artist Zhong-Yang and Métis author David Bouchard have created an art book memoir-style story about an important person in Chinese history. Some partial nudity in the illustrations and mature content makes this an adult art book.