Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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After her wedding ceremony, Li Qingzhao was ushered into the newly decorated bridal room while her husband entertained guests outside. Like all brides, she sat on the edge of the bed, with her face covered by a red veil, waiting for her husband.

Sitting there, trying to look through the red veil, she could not help reflecting on her happy girlhood so far.

Like many of her peers in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127), Li enjoyed the prosperity of the country.

More than that, by the time she got married, she had already attained a measure of fame as a young writer of ci poetry, a kind of lyric poetry in the tradition of classical Chinese

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

After her wedding ceremony, Li Qingzhao was ushered into the newly decorated bridal room while her husband entertained guests outside. Like all brides, she sat on the edge of the bed, with her face covered by a red veil, waiting for her husband.

Sitting there, trying to look through the red veil, she could not help reflecting on her happy girlhood so far.

Like many of her peers in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127), Li enjoyed the prosperity of the country.

More than that, by the time she got married, she had already attained a measure of fame as a young writer of ci poetry, a kind of lyric poetry in the tradition of classical Chinese

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