Wu Zetian

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  • Confucianism: The Demonization Of Wu Zetian

    Due to Confucianism’s view that women are to be submissive to men in all levels of the social hierarchy, coupled with early text that shed negative light on the idea of female rulers. It made the idea of powerful women seem stranger and often unnatural since they would have challenged the authority of men. Rulers and influential women, similar to hens, represented dynastic decline. As a wife, Wu also broke standards set by Confucius followers regarding marriage. Chinese women could not have multiple husbands and some could not remarry after their husband’s death but men were allowed to have several wives. Emperors kept up to thousands of concubines for their own pleasures. However, Wu Zetian changed traditions by forcing Emperor Li Zhi to…

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  • Comparing Ancient Female Rulers

    Humanities 111 Dr. Elaine Friedrich November 28. 2015 Introduction Cleopatra the Seventh, born in 69 BC (69- 30 BC) and Wu Zetian, born in 624 in Wenshui County, (624-705) were both women who ruled over the Egyptian and Tang Dynasties respectively. They ruled over their empires a time when women were not supposed to rule unless they did so by their husbands. Both were great leaders who seized the moment and eventually rose to power. They were intelligent and made unique achievements that…

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  • Comparing Wu Zetian And Cleopatra

    similarities but were very different. Even their culture had several similarities and differences between them. They each taught us lessons about different types of effective leadership by a female in the world of modern business and / or modern politics. In the ancient times it was easy to compare the ways in which Tang Empress Wu Zetian (also known as Empress Wu or as Wu Zhao; ruled China around 690-705 AD) with Pharaoh Cleopatra (ruled Egypt) rose to leadership. Wu Zetian was only female…

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  • Foot Binding History

    According to Li Xiu-ying, a bearer of the act of foot binding, “I knew that already because every woman I ever saw had bound feet. Before the Communists came I never even heard of a woman not having bound feet.” Foot binding began in tenth century China and was very popular during the Song and the Qing dynasties. Although it caused many health complications and lifelong disabilities, foot binding became popular by a process of displaying status and also embraced as a symbol of beauty in Chinese…

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  • Baby Squirrel Analysis

    This makes the giant panda the only known bear species that is predominantly a herbivore. Currently, giant pandas are listed as endangered: farming, deforestation, and other development has greatly reduced their natural habitat. Giant pandas are found only in Mainland China, and have always been revered as a cultural icon. Pandas have even been used by the Chinese government as diplomatic gifts in foreign policy interactions. Dubbed “Panda Diplomacy,” this practice dates back to the Tang…

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  • Tang Empress Wu Zetian Analysis

    Pharaoh Cleopatra and Tang Empress Wu Zetian were one of the few women rulers. Both of them became strong rulers, during a time of mainly strong male rulers. Although their style of ruling was different both of them were successful rulers. Each one of them used different tactics to become rulers. They were both ruthless in their desire to gain and keep power. They would eliminate potential rivals, even if it was their own relatives. Wu Zetian was famous in Chinese history because she was the…

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  • Servant Leadership Summary

    Chapter Ten called Servant Leadership and Chapter Eleven called Adaptive Leadership explains servant and adaptive leadership more comprehensively. There is a lot of facts and knowledge one must understand to know what adaptive and servant leadership is. Chapter Ten by Northouse discusses servant leadership in greater detail. As explained in the text, servant leadership semms contradictory and challenges our traditional beliefs about leadership, and is an approach that offers a unique…

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  • Essay On Taoism

    that can be spoken is not the true Tao” (198). The second concept is the way of the universe, which is the basic drive behind the way the world works. The last concept is the way of human life. All in all, Taoists believe that power must be reached through humans in a way of accepting and accommodating to the ways of life, accompanying nature and being by being internalized with their goals rather than worshipping a God externally. Taoism correlates to a time of peace and honors spiritual and…

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  • Seinfeld And Non Action: The Philosophy Of Nothing Essay

    George doing all of these things, good fortune arrives in his life. One might believe that by doing the opposite, Costanza is breaking a fundamental pillar of Daoism. However, if analyzed carefully, what George was doing before was silencing his natural way. If there are rowdy people causing a scene at a movie theatre, one’s natural instinct, if provoked, is to yell at the rowdy theatre goers. The words he spoke at a job interview were his genuine thoughts that he wanted to share with the…

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  • Life Mastery Research Paper

    in life. It is entirely natural for you to debate the reason why you are here or what you are supposed to do in the world. Life mastery is all about finding your purpose and developing a harmonious attitude toward life. Although you may have tried reading through self-help books or enrolled in meditation retreats, you will not be able to find true peace until you have achieved life mastery. You have made the first step by realizing that you need to do something, but you are not quite there yet. …

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