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Re-gendering Chinese History: Zhao Mei's Emperor Wu Zetian

Song, Xianlin


Historians who share the written Chinese language as a carrier of cultural signification have negotiated the image of female emperor Wu Zetian with the signs of the times designated by the needs of the present. The female writer Zhao Mei's new biography Woman: Wu Zetian deconstructs the historical and cultural representation of Wu Zetian as the 'bad unwoman'; links a woman's private, and subjective experiences with her public and political activities; and demonstrates that how the former...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: East Asia: an International Quarterly
DOI: 10.1007/s12140-010-9122-z


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