Wu Zetian Essays

  • Wu Zetian Leadership

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    To What Extent was Wu Zetian A Successful Leader? Wu-hou, whose original name Wu Zhao, also known as Wu Zetian, was born in 624 AD in Wenshui, which is now called Shanxi and died on the 16th of December, 705 AD in Luoyang. She had 4 siblings and 6 children. She was a concubine of Li Shimin, also known as Tang Taizong or Taizong, and was also a concubine of Taizong’s successor, Gaozong. 6(“Wu Zetian Becomes Empress of China: 690.”) She was famous because she eventually rose from concubinage and challenged

  • Outline Of Literature: Annotated Bibliography

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    Part 1 - Proposed plan for step 3 1. Topic Wu Zhao Chinese empress 2. Bibliography of all sources used for this assignment Doran, Rebecca. “Building Power: Conspicuous Consumption, Projection of Identity, and Female Power in the Late Seventh and Early Eighth Centuries.” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 6:4 (2012): 472-489. Fitzgerald, C. P. The Empress WU. Melbourne: Australian National University, 1955. Liang, Yongyuan. Biography of Empress Wu Zetian. Beijing: Culture and Art Publishing

  • Empress Wu Zetian Achievements

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    Empress Wu Zetian ruled China as emperor. She was born in 625 BC, and became emperor in (690-705BC). Pharaoh Cleopatra ruled Egypt around (51-31BC.) She was born around 69 BC. During these time having women as rulers was frown upon, but these women did it. Both their accomplishment are outstanding. They both become rulers at young age, Wu Zetian became emperor at age 26 and Cleopatra became queen at age 18. With power come great responsibilities, Wu Zetian built her government with intelligent people

  • Empress Wu In The Tang Dynasty

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    Throughout five thousand years of Chinese history, there was such a unique empress named Zetian Wu. She was the first and only female emperor in Chinese history. As an intelligent, decisive, brave, impartial, prudent, responsibility, calm, and cruel woman, she became the only empress in the male dominated society and established her own dynasty. Her courage and wisdom won people's respect. Even though she was rude, her own exclusively statecraft and unique method to develop the Tang dynasty, led

  • Wu Zetian Indomitable Character

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    Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in the Chinese history (Tang Dynasty 625-705 AD), has inspired me during my lifetime. At the age of 22, I learn her story just from a very successful TV series which was starring by a popular actress. The series described how Wu was able to survive in the palace battle at the dynasties dynasty: became a concubine at the first king, became a favorite concubine of the new emperor by expecting a baby in an extremely tough situation, and became the empress by accusing

  • Truong Nhu Tang's War

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    1. During his early life, the author Truong Nhu Tang grew up in a family that came from wealth. His paternal grandfather, was an official in the French colonial administration while his maternal grandfather was one of the founders the Cao Dai religious sect. Tang’s father had been educated in French culture. As an adult his businesses included a rubber plantation in Thu Dau Mot and a printing house in Saigon; he also taught at a university for fun. Tang lived in a large three-story house in Saigon;

  • Changes And Continuities In The Tang Dynasty

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    The Tang dynasty was first run by the emperor Tang Taizong he was a great ruler and brought the empire to success in it’s early days ranging from 626 649. was the next to take power. She ruled from behind the scenes for a while, until 660 when she declared herself empress being the first to ever do so in china. Along with these strong rulers the Tang had a strong central bureaucracy. Through this bureaucracy you could enter by taking a test or if you were very high class you could just automatically

  • Leader Member Exchange Theory

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    It’s the era of 21st century and a decade and half of it is already passed. The idea of leadership is as old as man’s life and human civilization. For decades the leadership has been the source of various noticeable studies and much research has been done on this particular domain. Theories of leadership are developing and evolving since 1840’s with the occurrence of Great man theory, trait theories (1940’s-1950) and then contingency theories (1960’s), transactional and transformation theory of

  • Wu Zhao Chapter Summary

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    1. How did Wu Zhao manage to rise to such a high position in an empire that favored Confucian Values? Wu Zhao was an extraordinary woman of many talents. However, Wu Zhao’s intelligence and charisma were not enough to help her attain the throne. As the book states “Only with the assistance of Propagandists, rehoriticians, ideologies and strong-arms of different persuasions. All working, at sometimes cross purposes, to help her gain political legitimacy “. [1]. Wu Zhao was prepared to get rid

  • Ruan Lingyu Analysis

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    Often referred to as the “Chinese Garbo” and “generally regarded as the greatest actress China has produced”, Ruan Lingyu (1910-1935) is one of the icons of early Chinese cinema (Stokes and Hoover, 92). In addition to being recognized for her “soulful characterizations” of “tragic roles”, Ruan was also representative of a “new, modern woman” (Stokes and Hoover, 92; The Chinese Mirror, 2011). This essay will examine and show how the “Ruan Lingyu” that both the viewers of her own era and today know

  • Chinese Dragon Symbolism

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    The Symbolism of the Chinese Dragon in Ancient and Modern Popular Chinese Culture Chinese Dragons have been symbolic of power and strength all throughout history and continues into present-day. The Chinese Dragon plays a major role in current popular culture and media exploration. Not only can you find them in films such as Disney’s Mulan, but also in artwork, modern and traditional dances, and writings. Chinese Dragons are essential to the culture of modern, traditional, and ancient Chinese

  • Empress Wu's Dynasties In Ancient China

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    China Empress Wu was a very controversial leader. There were many things that Wu did well to stabilize China when it was struggling. But, others thought that she was a terrible ruler for reasons such as her history as a concubine. Although many think that she was a terrible leader, the fact that she listened to others and governed with great efficiency outweigh them. Empress Wu was a successful leader because she stabilized the Tang dynasty when it was struggling. Before Empress Wu came to the

  • Wu Zhao In Ancient China

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    Wu Zhao Wu Zhao was a good leader for all people in Ancient China Wu Zhao was the first ever female to become an Emperor in ancient china. She was born on the 17th of February 624 AD and grew up in a very wealthy family and being well educated by her father. By the time she was 14 she moved into a imperial palace to help serve emperor Taizong as a concubine. Wu Zhao continued to be educated while living at the imperial palace, learning languages and English, which certainly gave her the background

  • Gender Inequality Analysis

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    Gender inequality means an unequal treatment or perception of individuals due to gender and this remains a huge obstacle in human development. Though women all around the world are getting much fairer treatment in 21st century as compared to the past, complete equity between two genders is yet to be achieved. Education is said to be key to eradicating gender inequality and I will be focusing on whether education will truly reduce gender inequality. Education will reduce gender inequality in terms

  • Comparing Daoism And Taoism

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    An important concept of Daoism or Taoism is the concept of “Wu Wei.” Wu Wei is translated into English as meaning the action of non- action. Wu Wei means natural action, or an action that does not involve struggle or excessive effort. Wu Wei is the refinement of a state of mind in which our actions are effortless in arrangement with the flow of life. This go with anything mentality, although it can be quite useful, is characterized by great ease where we naturally act perfectly. This means that we

  • Tao Te Ching Book Report

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    Defining the Tao can be complex because it is a multipart concept, so an easier definition of the Tao would be claiming it is the “way”, or the “path” of life. There are many virtues of the Tao, and they include humility, non-intention, and non-contention. Ultimately, living a life of Tao is considered to be a peaceful and simplistic life. Taoism was developed by a man named Lao-Tzu, or Laozi. This man was both a great philosopher, a great poet. Estimation of birth was between the 5th and 6th centuries

  • What Is The Purpose Of The Tao Te Ching

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    The Tao Te Ching is an ancient text written by Lao Tzu. It is considered to be one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world. Because the Tao originates from China, the ideas and lessons are from an Eastern perspective. The East is very different from the West, because of each region's way of thinking. One purpose of the Tao is to help guide those who do not follow it, such as the West. The West can learn from the Tao and understand the teachings. The Tao has a lot of themes

  • Joy Luck Club Analysis Essay

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    Literary Analysis of The Joy Luck Club In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan states, “My father has asked me to be the fourth corner at the Joy Luck Club. I am to replace my mother, whose seat at the mah jong table has been empty since she died two months ago” (Tan 19). The Joy Luck Club’s setting is in present day San Francisco and flashes back to China. Writing this novel Tan experiences many emotions. The reader receives various emotions while reading this book from examples given by the author.

  • Dao De Jing Analysis

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    Laozi expresses his philosophical interpretation of the meaning of Dao in Dao de jing. In another word, he illustrates the more admirable and rational attitude toward life, considering the varied forms of temptations and selfish desires in the secular world, rather than indulging in temporary fame and wealth. In this paper, I would like to concentrate on the eleventh couplet in Dao de jing to further interpret the divergent roles of virtues in different circumstances and the indivisible interaction

  • Tao Of Pooh Sparknotes

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    He describes how Tao is the Way, which can be understood but not defined, and illustrates key elements of Tao such as P'u, the uncarved block, and Wu wei, going with the flow. In case you should think that this book is altogether too simplistic, I should add that Hoff touches on the writings of Lao-Tzu (author of the Tao Te Ching), Chuang-tse, the poet Li Po, and other Taoist philosophers, giving