Wu. Het waargebeurde verhaal van de eerste en enige vrouw in de Chinese geschiedenis die regerend keizerin werd
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Wu. Het waargebeurde verhaal van de eerste en enige vrouw in de Chinese geschiedenis die regerend keizerin werd

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Acclaimed author and translator Jonathan Clements tells the exciting and dramatic true story of China's only reigning Empress Wu Zetian, known as the Treacherous Fox. Born in the 7th century AD, Wu was the daughter of a lumber merchant. Prophecies predicted that she would become emperor but these were seen as ridiculous when the baby turned out to be a girl. Yet Wu's steel...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published June 2007 by Tirion uitgevers BV (first published 2007)
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Ian
Poorly written and atrociously sourced, Mr. Jonathan Clements makes the case that Empress Wu, like Martha Stewart before her, wasn't so much guilty of the felonious crimes she did in fact commit as she was of being born a woman.

And yes, in writ ironic.
Graham Crawford
well written biography - avoids the sensational viewpoints one often finds when people write about Wu. I really enjoyed the chapter that critiqued the fictional adaptions of her story - a quirky addition! Will definitively work my way through his other books.
Juliet
Great storytelling by Clements. I usually give in halfway when reading "historical" novels especially Chinese ones as they're usually too bogged down by statistics and useless info but the writing of Wu just flowed beautifully.
Kylie
I'm not usually one for biographies, but this was fascinating. I also liked how Clements managed to give his opinions on events as well as giving the reader all the information for them to make up their own mind.
Martin
Celkem zklamání, nad všechny překlepy, které kniha obsahuje, mě vlastní podání nepřišlo až tak objektivní.
Terra
Couldn't finish. Entirely too many "what if's".
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Regalo de Lukin.
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Jonathan Clements is an author, translator, biographer and scriptwriter. His non-fiction works include biographies of Confucius, Marco Polo, Mao Zedong, Koxinga and Qin Shihuangdi. He also writes for NEO magazine and is the co-author of encyclopedias of anime and Japanese television dramas.
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