Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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poetry. She was also good at calligraphy, painting and music.

In fact, she was so versatile and talented that her father once lamented, "If my daughter had been a boy, it would have been easy for her to pass the government exam to become an official."

Ideal Marriage 

Li was born into a family of scholars and officials in Jinan, capital city of north China's Shandong Province. Her father was a government official and an established scholar. Her mother was also well known for her writing.

Growing up in such a family, she learned to recite 100 poems as a child and began writing ci poems as a teenager.

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow poetry. She was also good at calligraphy, painting and music.

In fact, she was so versatile and talented that her father once lamented, "If my daughter had been a boy, it would have been easy for her to pass the government exam to become an official."

Ideal Marriage 

Li was born into a family of scholars and officials in Jinan, capital city of north China's Shandong Province. Her father was a government official and an established scholar. Her mother was also well known for her writing.

Growing up in such a family, she learned to recite 100 poems as a child and began writing ci poems as a teenager.

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