Lü Zhi unleashed her ambition, and her cruelty, after becoming empress dowager. Illustration: Mario Rivera
Lü Zhi unleashed her ambition, and her cruelty, after becoming empress dowager. Illustration: Mario Rivera
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Why one of China’s first empresses was an able ruler, despite psychopathic tendencies

Aside from the dismembering that went into creating her ‘human pig’, Lü Zhi’s reign was one of peace and prosperity

Lü Zhi unleashed her ambition, and her cruelty, after becoming empress dowager. Illustration: Mario Rivera
Lü Zhi unleashed her ambition, and her cruelty, after becoming empress dowager. Illustration: Mario Rivera
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