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Wu : the Chinese empress who schemed, seduced and murdered her way to become a living god

Author: Jonathan Clements
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of Wu Zetian, the only reigning empress in Chinese history, who schemed, poisoned and strangled her way to become a living god. She was the daughter of a lumber merchant. Wu ruled  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wu hou, Empress of China; Wu hou, Empress of China; Kaiserin) Tang Wu Hou (China
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Clements
ISBN: 9780750939614 0750939613 0750939621 9780750939621
OCLC Number: 72149422
Description: xiii, 239 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Family tree of the Tang dynasty --
Family tree of the Wu dynasty --
Introduction: Flowers in the winter --
The gate of the dark warrior --
The favour of rain and mist --
The family matter --
The treacherous fox --
The supreme sacrifice --
The poison chalice --
The hen at daybreak --
The hall of illumination --
The brilliant void --
The sage mother of mankind --
The office of the crane --
The palace of dawn --
Appendix I: Other fictions of Wu --
Appendix II: Notes on names --
Appendix III: Chronology.
Responsibility: Jonathan Clements.
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