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Empress Wu Zetian in Fiction and in History: Female Defiance in Confucian China
Gender distinction in China, as one observes it through the study of the culture, society, and individual psychology, reveals both major transitions in the role of women but remarkable continuity in the appreciation of their capabilities. This book explores such changes and continuity as evidenced in Chinese mythologies, fictional writings and historical biographies set ag...more
Hardcover, 109 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Nova Science Publishers
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Aug 21, 2014 Mel rated it 2 of 5 stars
Empress Wu Zeitian in Fiction and History by Dora Shu-Fang Dien was the secound book on Empress Wu that I found at the SOAS library. Though really to say it's a book about Empress Wu is unfortunately a bit misleading. The book is only a 100 pages long and the author writes over half of it about other things. The cover listed no information about the author, from reading the book I found out she was a psychologist from Taiwan who was married to one of the leading sinologists in the states (Albert...more