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Wu Zetian (624-705) is the only woman in Chinese history to assume the title of Emperor. She improved education, appointed talented people regardless family status, raised agricultural production, lowered oppressive taxes, & strengthened public works. She campaigned to elevate the status of women, reduced the army's size & aristocratic military men's influence on government by making everyone compete for positions by taking exams, setting the practice of government run by scholars.
Wu Zetian (625 – 705) was the only empress to ever rule China and hold the title Huangdi. After being a concubine to Tang Emperor Taizong, she became the wife of his son and successor Emperor Gaozong in 655 and effectively ruled China from 660 on, eventually establishing her own Zhou Dynasty (690 – 705).