Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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city of east China's Zhejiang Province, she continued to write Recordings of Antiques, a book her husband began but did not have the opportunity to complete.

In 1132, she was stricken by a severe illness. Zhang Ruzhou, a former classmate of her husband's from the Imperial Academy, came to visit her and asked her to marry him. Helpless and in despair, Li agreed, hoping that the marriage would make her life better.

However, Li soon realized that Zhang was only after her collection of antiques. When he discovered that most of them had been lost or stolen during the war, he began to treat Li badly.

Learning that Zhang had cheated in the

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow city of east China's Zhejiang Province, she continued to write Recordings of Antiques, a book her husband began but did not have the opportunity to complete.

In 1132, she was stricken by a severe illness. Zhang Ruzhou, a former classmate of her husband's from the Imperial Academy, came to visit her and asked her to marry him. Helpless and in despair, Li agreed, hoping that the marriage would make her life better.

However, Li soon realized that Zhang was only after her collection of antiques. When he discovered that most of them had been lost or stolen during the war, he began to treat Li badly.

Learning that Zhang had cheated in the
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