Tang Dynasty Buddhists: Wu Zetian, Linji, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Emperor Suzong of Tang, Mazu Daoyi Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157692676

Published: August 16th 2011

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Tang Dynasty Buddhists: Wu Zetian, Linji, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Emperor Suzong of Tang, Mazu Daoyi  by  Source Wikipedia

Tang Dynasty Buddhists: Wu Zetian, Linji, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Emperor Suzong of Tang, Mazu Daoyi by Source Wikipedia
August 16th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 66 pages | ISBN: 9781157692676 | 10.56 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 64. Chapters: Wu Zetian, Linji, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Emperor Suzong of Tang, MazuMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 64. Chapters: Wu Zetian, Linji, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Emperor Suzong of Tang, Mazu Daoyi, Emperor Xu?nzong of Tang, Empress Wei, Xiao Yu, Wei Chuhou, Li Fuguo, Yang Shou, Huineng, Duan Wenchang, Guan Bo, Wang Jin, Yang Wan, Empress Zhang, Pei Xiu, Shangguan Yi, Daman Hongren, Layman Pang, Empress Shen Wuhua, Juzhi Yizhi, Shan-tao, Yantou Quanhuo, Lady Wu, Baizhang Huaihai, Empress Chen Yueyi, Nanyue Huairang, Empress Yuan Leshang, Hsiang-yen Chih-hsien, Fazang, Dongshan Shouchu, Kim Gyo-gak, Dushun.

Excerpt: Wu Zetian (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: W? Z ti?n, Mandarin pronunciation: ) (17 February 624 - 16 December 705), personal name Wu Zhao ( ), often referred to as Tian Hou ( ) during the Tang Dynasty and Empress Consort Wu ( ) in later times, was the only woman in the history of China to assume the title of Empress Regnant.

As de facto ruler of China first through her husband and her sons from 665 to 690, not unprecedented in Chinese history, she then broke all precedents when she founded her own dynasty in 690, the Zhou (?) (interrupting the Tang Dynasty), and ruled personally under the name Sacred and Divine Empress Regnant ( ) and variations thereof from 690 to 705. Her rise and reign has been criticized harshly by Confucian historians but has been viewed in a different light after the 1950s.

Wu was born in Lizhou ( ) (modern day Guangyuan City in Sichuan Province) in 624, the seventh year of Emperor Gaozu of Tangs reign. In the same year, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible across China. Her father Wu Shihuo was engaged in the timber business and the family was relatively well off. During the final years of Emperor Yang of Sui, Li Yuan ( ) (who would go on to become Emperor Gaozu of Tang), whilst holding appointments in both Hedong and Taiyuan, Li stayed in t...



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