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Ep37 – Empress Wu Zetian: What’s the Real Story‪?‬ Salacious History: History Shaped by Sex, Romance, and People Who were Down to Clown

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Today we will be discussing one of the most controversial women in Chinese history: Empress Wu Zetian, the only woman to ever rule China. Historians have depicted her as a ruthless monster and an ineffective ruler, but was this really the case? When it comes to Wu Zetian, it is often difficult to separate fact from myth. Are all the extreme stories about her true? Was she a ruthless monster, or was her legacy tarnished by a long-lasting smear campaign?

 

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Keywords: Asian history, China history, Chinese history, Female rulers, Female leaders, Empress, Emperor, Wu Zetian empress, Wu Zetian facts, Wu Zetian murder, Wu Zetian daughter, Wu Zetian histor, Wu Zetian biography

 

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Today we will be discussing one of the most controversial women in Chinese history: Empress Wu Zetian, the only woman to ever rule China. Historians have depicted her as a ruthless monster and an ineffective ruler, but was this really the case? When it comes to Wu Zetian, it is often difficult to separate fact from myth. Are all the extreme stories about her true? Was she a ruthless monster, or was her legacy tarnished by a long-lasting smear campaign?

 

Suggested Episodes:

Ep15 – Cleopatra

Ep03 – Gloria Steinem Goes Undercover

 

Keywords: Asian history, China history, Chinese history, Female rulers, Female leaders, Empress, Emperor, Wu Zetian empress, Wu Zetian facts, Wu Zetian murder, Wu Zetian daughter, Wu Zetian histor, Wu Zetian biography

 

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31 min

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