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Conclusion

Shakhar Rahav

in The Rise of Political Intellectuals in Modern China: May Fourth Societies and the Roots of Mass-party Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199382262
eISBN:
9780190238971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382262.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

The conclusion argues that whereas most historiography has seen May Fourth as a point of transition whose political importance is in introducing Marxist concepts, it is a transitional point in ... More


Wenmu and Wu Zhao: Two Mothers of Zhou

N. Harry Rothschild

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how Taisi, the spouse of Zhou dynasty founder King Wen and the mother of King Wu, generated an exalted stature and political legitimacy for Wu Zhao. Mother Wen's role as one of ... More


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