Wu Zetian aka Empress Wu

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Author

Wu Zetian aka Empress Wu

Location

Chang'an (Xi'an)

Dates

624-705

Biography

Empress Wu was a major patron of confucian and Buddhist scholarship, but also composed forty-six of her own poems, recorded in the Quan Tang shi

Works

46 in Quan Tang shi and 61 essays in Quan Tang wen (probably patron only) actually wrote Accompanying the Emperor on a Visit to the Shaolin Temple

Languages

Mandarin

Genres

Autobiographical Poetry

Editions and Translations

Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

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