Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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government examinations for officials, Li reported him and sued for a divorce.

However, according to the law at the time, if a wife reported her husband, she would be sentenced to prison for two years whether or not he was convicted of the crime

Consequently, Li was put into prison. Fortunately, one of her friends, Qi Chongli, a senior government official, pleaded her case to the emperor and she was released a few days later.

She remained alone for the rest of her life and completed Recordings of Antiques. Little has been discovered about how or when she died but it is believed that she lived to her 70s and died around 1155.

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow government examinations for officials, Li reported him and sued for a divorce.

However, according to the law at the time, if a wife reported her husband, she would be sentenced to prison for two years whether or not he was convicted of the crime

Consequently, Li was put into prison. Fortunately, one of her friends, Qi Chongli, a senior government official, pleaded her case to the emperor and she was released a few days later.

She remained alone for the rest of her life and completed Recordings of Antiques. Little has been discovered about how or when she died but it is believed that she lived to her 70s and died around 1155.
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