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Badass Ladies of Chinese History: Wu Zetian


Welcome back to another edition of “Badass Ladies of Chinese History.” What can we say about Chinese ladies? Well, basically they are are badass–some of the them at least. Every Friday, we will be shedding some light on the “half the sky” that history frequently keeps in the dark.
This week, it’s Wu Zetian (武则天), China’s only female emperor. Wu takes “badass” to a whole new level. Not only did she single-handedly rule the Middle Kingdom for nearly half a century, but she founded her own dynasty. She was a master politician and didn’t shy away from violence in her personal life, all while maintaining peace and prosperity on a national level.
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theworldofchinese:

Badass Ladies of Chinese History: Wu Zetian

Welcome back to another edition of “Badass Ladies of Chinese History.” What can we say about Chinese ladies? Well, basically they are are badass–some of the them at least. Every Friday, we will be shedding some light on the “half the sky” that history frequently keeps in the dark.

This week, it’s Wu Zetian (武则天), China’s only female emperor. Wu takes “badass” to a whole new level. Not only did she single-handedly rule the Middle Kingdom for nearly half a century, but she founded her own dynasty. She was a master politician and didn’t shy away from violence in her personal life, all while maintaining peace and prosperity on a national level.

Continue reading here…

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