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How a Concubine became the Empress of China - Wu Zetian l HISTORY OF CHINA

Key Facts In This Video

  1. At age 13, Wu Zetian (then Wu Zhao) was chosen to be a concubine for Emperor Taizong. 01:26

  2. Wu Zetian ejected her son, Emperor Ruizong, from the throne in 690, adopting the title of ruler and establishing the Zhou dynasty. 03:05

  3. Wu Zetian allowed the people of China to submit ideas to her using an urn as a sort of suggestion box. 04:41