Cai Wenji: Immortalizing Ancient China's Social Chaos

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When he learned that the Huns had taken Cai, he sent a messenger to her chieftain husband with 50 kilograms of gold and a pair of jade pieces to ask for her release.

Cai left her children and returned to her hometown, Chenliu, where she found her father's house in ruins. She later wrote 18 poems about her release.

Cao arranged for her to marry Dong Si, a military official who also had a broad knowledge of literature, history and music. An arrogant person, Dong was dissatisfied with the marriage.

The next year, Dong was found guilty of a

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Cai Wenji: Immortalizing Ancient China's Social Chaos
When he learned that the Huns had taken Cai, he sent a messenger to her chieftain husband with 50 kilograms of gold and a pair of jade pieces to ask for her release.

Cai left her children and returned to her hometown, Chenliu, where she found her father's house in ruins. She later wrote 18 poems about her release.

Cao arranged for her to marry Dong Si, a military official who also had a broad knowledge of literature, history and music. An arrogant person, Dong was dissatisfied with the marriage.

The next year, Dong was found guilty of a
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