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Women's Day Special

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ID: QW0419 Intermediate
  Happy International Women's Day! Today we celebrate a few of the many women that shaped Chinese history. We look at 6 women from very different backgrounds that challenged the status quo through their actions, whether it be in politics, poetry or who they chose to love. Check out our brief introductions to 武则天 Wu Zetian, 慈禧太后 The Empress Dowager Cixi, 李清照 Li Qingzhao, 卓文君 Zhuo Wenjun, 柳如是 Liu Rushi and 陈圆圆 Chen Yuanyuan. Chinese Dynasty Photo
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三八
sānbā
8th of March, or slang for a foolish woman
你怎么那么三八!都四十多岁了还穿那么花的衣服。
nǐ zěnme nàme sānbā !dōu sìshí duō suì le hái chuān nàme huā de yīfu 。
You are so slutty ! Wearing such over the top clothes even though you are over 40!
武则天、武媚
wǔzétiān 、wǔmèi
Wu Ze Tian (624-705)
武则天是中国唯一的女皇帝。
wǔzétiān shì Zhōngguó wéiyī de nǚ huángdì 。
Wu Zhe Tian was the only ever female emperor of China.
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