ISBN-10:
0321394267
ISBN-13:
9780321394262
Pub. Date:
01/01/2008
Publisher:
Pearson
Wu Zhao: China's Only Female Emperor / Edition 1

Wu Zhao: China's Only Female Emperor / Edition 1

by N. Harry Rothschild, Peter N. Stearns

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ISBN-13: 9780321394262
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Library of World Biography Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 384,399
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Author’s Preface: What’s in a Source?

Acknowledgements

A Note Regarding Names

Chapter 1 What’s in a Name?

Chapter 2 Historical Preconditions for the Ascent of a Female Emperor: Steppe Culture, the Silk Road and Buddhism

Chapter 3 From the Sichuan Countryside to the Inner Palace

Chapter 4 Empress Wu: A Changing of the Guard

Chapter 5 The Two Sages

Chapter 6 Celestial Empress and Grand Dowager

Chapter 7 Wu Zhao as Lover: Lady of Perfect Satisfaction

Chapter 8 Sage Mother Rising

Chapter 9 Queen of Terror

Chapter 10 Bodhisattva of Mercy

Chapter 11 Emperor of the Zhou Dynasty

Chapter 12 Octogenarian in Retreat: Succession, Factionalism and Craneriding in the Final Years

Conclusion The Vain Quest for Wu Zhao

Glossary of Characters and Terms

Notes on the Sources

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