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When the Emperor is a Woman: The Case of Wu Zetian 武則天 (624–705), the “Emulator of Heaven”

Elisabetta Colla

Elisabetta Colla is Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities-Lisbon University, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018


...男不言內女不言外Men do not speak of internal matters; women do not speak of external affairsFrom the Book of Rites (Liji 禮記); see neize 內則 (Principle of Inner Realm), in Ruan, Shisanjing zhushu, 1462, and translated by Legge, Li Chi: Book of Rites,...