Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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At 18, she married Zhao Mingcheng, a talented and knowledgeable young man from a family of government officials. Zhao's father was later appointed as the prime minister of the country.

Their marriage was an ideal one as the two shared the same passion for poetry, literature and antiques such as calligraphies, paintings and ancient scripts.

Li helped her husband identify and sort out the antiques they purchased. They lived a happy life, even though Zhao spent most of his time studying at the Imperial Academy.

Every time her husband left home, Li wrote a ci poem for her husband. Two years into

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow
At 18, she married Zhao Mingcheng, a talented and knowledgeable young man from a family of government officials. Zhao's father was later appointed as the prime minister of the country.

Their marriage was an ideal one as the two shared the same passion for poetry, literature and antiques such as calligraphies, paintings and ancient scripts.

Li helped her husband identify and sort out the antiques they purchased. They lived a happy life, even though Zhao spent most of his time studying at the Imperial Academy.

Every time her husband left home, Li wrote a ci poem for her husband. Two years into
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