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Wu Zetian was born into a rich and noble family. As a child she was taught to write, read the Chinese classics and to play music. At the age of fourteen, this accomplished child became a concubine to Emperor Taizong. She was given the title Cairer.

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empress wuWu Zetian was born into a rich and noble family. As a child she was taught to write, read the Chinese classics and to play music. At the age of fourteen, this accomplished child became a concubine to Emperor Taizong. She was given the title Cairer. Her perspicacity set her apart from others in the palace and her knowledge of literature and history and talent quickly found favor with the emperor. He bestowed Wu Zetian the title Meiniang which means 'charming lady' and she was assigned to work in the imperial study. Here she was introduced to official documents and quickly became a

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