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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Relationship Between Lao Tzu And Marcus Aurelius

    who wrote Meditations, a book that has details about Marcus Aurelius’ thoughts and stoicism in general. While these two philosophers may have been born in different eras and different parts of the world, they have some very similar thoughts about the right way to live your life. More specifically, both of these philosophers believed in the idea of inaction, or wu wei according…

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  • Compare And Contrast Daoism And Confucianism

    duties. Each person should understand and feel comfortable in his/her own role. People, who act correctly, can improve and reorganize the society. Only if one explores the surrounding world, he/she will become smart. Knowledge brings sincere thoughts and ideas while an open mind improves a person’s character. An educated and sophisticated individual makes his family better. Families, in their turn, regulate the state. The peace in the world will be achieved only if there is harmony in families…

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  • What Is The Bhagavad Gita

    the Supreme God. There is an objective certainty to be found in the Gita: love is a recognition of oneness with Krishna, a reflection of truth. The Daodejing describes a concept known as Wu Wei, or non-action, as a mental state where our interactions with nature are performed effortlessly and are unbound from our false sense of self. To properly execute Wu Wei, an individual must not strive to be bad or good, rather they must exist exclusively in the current period. Embodying this concept of Wu…

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  • Tao Of Pooh Chapter Summaries

    In 6th century BCE the philosphy of Doaism was first created by Laozi during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Laozi believed that people could accomplish more in life by following Tao or “The Way”, which is the natural order of things. The guidance of following the path of least resistance to be successful is called Wu Wei or “non-action”. The Doadejing by Loazi and the Zhungzi by Zhungzi are traditional chinese texts that were used for Doaism teachings in the Eastern Zhou. Doaism teachings can also…

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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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