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Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Female Political Ancestors

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/9780231169387.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book focuses on the remarkable political career of Wu Zhao (624–705), China's first and only female emperor better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu. In the tortuous half century of her reign, Wu ... More


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

Norman Rothschild

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks at the reign of Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. It asks how she rose to power ... More


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