I need the text 戊戌政變記 to cite some characteristic remarks about Cixi. Ctext has it here, but the OCR is horrible (of the order of one in three characters wrong). I went back to the plates and corrected many mistakes on selected pages, but they are very unclear and it is extremely time consuming to read them. Wikisource has a copy here, but most of the chapters are empty. Does anyone know a more trustworthy online source?

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    How's wikisource: zh.wikisource.org/wiki/…?
    – Mou某
    Commented Feb 14, 2020 at 19:28
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    @ludi, if you have time, i would recommend another book, which is more interesting, imo :) 庚子西狩叢談 bnasie.eu/Asset/Source/bnBook_ID-1028_No-1.pdf Commented Feb 15, 2020 at 12:05
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    volume 3 of 庚子西狩叢談, page 82 onward (of the pdf), written about the author met with empress dowager, a vivid account. Commented Feb 15, 2020 at 12:15
  • @ludi, thanks for the bounty. may i ask, you're doing an assignment? Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 13:52
  • my salute :) i've impression that "foreigners" understand the history / culture better than most chinese. Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 14:08

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try this pdf file:


it's reprinted in traditional chinese, vertical layout.

have fun :)

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