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Wu Zhao : China's only woman emperor

Author: N Harry Rothschild
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2008.
Series: Library of world biography.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wu hou, Empress of China; Kaiserin) Tang Wu Hou (China; Wu hou, Empress of China
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Harry Rothschild
ISBN: 9780321394262 0321394267
OCLC Number: 180577479
Description: xvii, 236 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: What's in a name? --
Historical preconditions for the ascent of a female emperor: Steppe culture, the Silk Road and Buddhism --
From the Sichuan countryside to the inner palace --
Empress Wu: a changing of the guard --
The two sages --
Celestial empress and grand dowager --
Wu Zhao as lover: lady of perfect satisfaction --
Sage mother rising --
Queen of terror --
Bodhisattva of mercy --
Emperor of the Zhou dynasty --
Octogenarian in retreat: succession, factionalism, and craneriding in the final years --
Conclusion: the vain quest for Wu Zhao.
Series Title: Library of world biography.
Other Titles: China's only woman emperor
Responsibility: N. Harry Rothschild.
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