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Wu Zhao China"s Only Female Emperor (Library of World Biography) by N. Harry Rothschild

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Published by Longman .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 500 to c 1500,
  • Biography: general,
  • c 500 CE to c 1000 CE,
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History: World,
  • Asia - China,
  • Historical - General,
  • Women,
  • History / General,
  • General,
  • 624-705,
  • Biography,
  • China,
  • Empress of China,,
  • Empresses,
  • Wu hou,

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10460812M
ISBN 100321394267
ISBN 109780321394262

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Book Review: Wu Zhao: China's Only Woman Emperor by N. Harry Rothschild It is notable that while women in China have managed to rule in the aspect of an Empress with great influence, or a widow awaiting a minor son to grow up and become emperor, there has been one woman that decided this was a ridiculous way of doing things and named herself.   out of 5 stars Empress Wu Zetian Reviewed in the United States on Decem Fascinating story of a woman way before her d Mann was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review/5(12).   Chinese Empress Wu Zetian, from concubine to one of China’s most powerful rulers. Source: Archivist / Adobe Stock. More Than a Concubine: The Early Life of Wu Zetian. On 17 th of February , Wu Zhao (武曌) was born in either Lizhou or Wenshui, in China – the daughter of a somewhat wealthy, aristocratic family. Her father, Wǔ Shìyuē Author: Aleksa Vučković. Download Wu Zhao or read Wu Zhao online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get Wu Zhao book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. How to Download Wu Zhao: Press button "Download" or "Read Online" below and wait 20 time is necessary for searching .

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