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    The worship of Medicine Master Buddha in the Tang dynasty enjoyed lavish imperial patronage, especially during the reigns of Emperor Zhongzong 中宗 (r. 684, 705-710) and Emperor Suzong 肅宗 (r. 756-762). Their generous supports of this cult, however, were not merely derived from their religious faith. Instead, these two rulers’ sponsorship of the divinity was closely related to their harsh adversities. When these two monarchs struggled to solve their political challenges, they viewed the Buddha as a

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    Wu Zetian Perpetual Footprint on China

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    adopted Wu Zetian when she seized the Chinese throne in 660. “Wu Zetian was a beautiful young woman…” (Knight 372). Empress Wu ultimately assumed the title of emperor for herself in 690, becoming perhaps the first “dragon lady” and the lone woman to act thus in Chinese imperial history. During her reign, she proved herself the equal of any male emperor in terms of ruthlessness, ability to effect social change for the common good and political acuity. The origin of Wu rise to power was based more upon her

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    Wu Zetian Impact

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    Wu Zetian was born in 624. Her father was one of the meritorious chancellors of the Tang Dynasty. When she was young, she read many books and received a good education from her father, which was not common among women, much less encouraged by their fathers. At the age of 14, Wu Zetian was chosen as one of the concubines of Emperor Taizong. When Emperor Taizong died in 649, his youngest son succeeded him as Emperor Gaozong. According to the custom, Wu was sent to a temple to serve as a Buddhist nun

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine In my opinion, no women appeared so dramatic over as Wu Zetian. She was powerful, she was heartless and cruel, and also she was the only empress in China. However, after some researches I did about Eleanor of Aquitaine, I found out that she also had a very dramatic and impressive life almost same as Wu zetian, and she used to be the duchess if Aquitaine and Poitou, queen of England, and “the grandmother of Europe”. Also, she brought a huge influence on the society at that time

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    “Your majesty, I have come before you today to address the issue concerning the rights of women in government, stressing the lack of representation, the importance that we have representation and also our rights to help make decisions, concerning government and law, which affect not only the men who make the laws but also the women who can not. Sure we have some say in our homes, can inherit and own property, own small businesses and even are educated like men, but what of our rights to have a voice

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    Hark, the movie takes place during the Tang Dynasty, just before the inauguration of Empress Wu Zetian. It is a fictional adventure of the famous Di Renji, a chancellor of both the Tang and the Zhou dynasties. Although the movie portrays many of its characters to have superhuman abilities while depicting a fictional event, the movie's setting and some of the characters are historically accurate. The city of Chang’an served as the capital to both the Tang and Zhou Dynasties [D]. Within the city

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    Empress Wu

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    born and raised in China during the Tang dynasty. Empress Wu was the daughter of Wu Shih-Huo, a rich and noble merchant at the time. The Tang Dynasty was a time of relative freedom for woman. Since Empress Wu lived during that period of time, she was well educated at home. Like most other rich and noble people of her time, she was taught to play music, write, and read the Chinese classics. Empress Wu started out as a low-ranking concubine of the emperor of the Tang court, T’ai Tsung. She was well

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    The Chinese Dynasties

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    dynasty that unified China, the Sui Dynasty began the year 580 C.E. and lasted until 618 C.E. I was founded by an officer of the Northern Zhou, Yang Chien (Emperor Wen Ti), and his son and successor, Emperor Yang Ti. As an emperor, Wen Ti in his early actions restored the Buddhists rights, their clergy, and ended suppression of Daoism. Emperor Wen Ti achieved the unification of China during the Sui era, also the central government was reformed, institute the conscription of community servants from

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