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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Psychoanalytic Criticism Of The Hunger Games

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    Michael F. Seño 11-Joseph 1-14-2017 21st Century Literature in the Philippines The Hunger Games The book “Hunger Games” is a novel written by Suzanne Collins in 2008. It is categorized as a dystopian novel. The novel was included in the New York Times’ best sellers. This novel has a lot of events and points where psychoanalytic criticism can be used. 1. The Conscious, The Sub – Conscious, and the Unconscious, 1.1 The Conscious Conscious is also called “The Working Memory”

  • Gottfried August Bürger Lenore Analysis

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    One of the earliest imitations of the popular ballad is Gottfried August Bürger's Gothic ballad Lenore (1774), which tells the story of a young woman who is visited by her lover's ghost and killed by him. One of Bürger's major influences was Sweet William's Ghost, a ballad collected by Thomas Percy (Crawford 29), as well as Slavic and German adaptations of the material (Child 593). The ballad was extremely popular with the British Romantic poets, including Coleridge, Southey, Byron and Keats, and

  • 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.

  • The Role Of Women In Tyrese Coleman's How To Sit

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    How do the roles of women in society reflect how they are expected to act, speak, dress, and conduct themselves? For example, women are generally expected to dress and act in a feminine manner by being polite, accommodating, and nurturing to others. However, as seen in Tyrese Coleman's powerful story, “How to Sit”, the grandmother is perceived as a wild, selfish, and fiercely independent woman, who is forced to harass her granddaughter in order to shape her as the woman she wishes she could still

  • Finding Nemo By Pixar: Film Analysis

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    “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” This is a quote that I personally live by. Pixar’s fifth feature film, Finding Nemo was released in theatres on May 30, 2003 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films to ever be created. Ranking number 9 on the list from the year 1980-present, Finding Nemo is definitely a fan favourite. The film was inspired by the director and co-writer, Andrew Stanton’s overprotective nature. As a relatively new father during the

  • Tupac The Rose That Grew From Concrete Essay

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    Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was best known as an American rapper. In addition to rapping, he was also a successful film actor, social activist, and poet. He was born in 1971 in New York City to Black Panther activists. His song lyrics and poems portrayed a life of growing up amid violence, hardships in the ghetto, racism, problems in society, and conflicts with other rappers. His work advocated for political, economic, social, and racial equality, as well as violence, drug

  • Janis's Theory Of Groupthink

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    Groupthink is a theory of social interaction involved with methods of group decision-making, originally developed by Irving Janis, a social psychologist, in 1972 (Communication Theory). Groupthink was initially described by Janis as the thought processes of people engaged in group decision-making with a deep desire to conform to ‘in-group members’ーrequiring extreme loyalty to group values and the exclusion of those deemed part of an ‘out-group’. In situations when groupthink occurs, the need for

  • Detective Dee Film Analysis

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    western equivalent, Sherlock Holmes. Detective Dee was good at solving unusual and weird cases. This story is about Detective Dee who was in jail for eight years because he does not agree Empress Wu Zetian to become the emperor. The imperial court occurred a strange bizarre death case and Empress Wu Zetian had to use Detective Dee again to solve the case. This confusing case gives people a lot of interest to watch. This movie get a lot of good reviews both in domestic and abroad. The film won the

  • How Did Elizabeth I Respond To Tackling Problems

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    Female Leaders - Tackling Problems - Yashvi Sadarangani C12M HI 8108 Female leaders in the past have always had a hard time because of the beliefs of others, women had not been treated equally and have had to prove themselves as capable as men. Elizabeth I was one of the female leaders who proved people wrong by successfully ruling England from 1558 to 1603. Although, Elizabeth faced many problems during the period of which she ruled; Image, Marriage, Religion and Foreign Invasion. This essay will

  • Analects Confucius Analysis

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    Although, in her case, there was a struggle to gain and maintain supreme power. Her leadership resulted in effects such as the social class in Chinese society and relation to state support for Buddhism. Unlike most women, Wu Zetian was seen as ruthless and power hungry. Which shows that women who are able to abandon their “womanly” traits are the ones who are able to gain and maintain the most power. She seems to follow a similar route of other women in power who have all