Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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Xiang Yu, a historic hero and general who committed suicide instead of running away from his enemies.

She then wrote a poem criticizing Zhao Gou, who refused to send troops to fight against the Jin army. The poem was short, consisting of only four lines:

A hero in life,
A king of ghosts after death.
Until now we still remember Xiang Yu,
Who refused to return to Jiangdong.

Misery

In 1129, Zhao died of typhoid en route to an official posting, leaving Li to mourn his death in despair.

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow Xiang Yu, a historic hero and general who committed suicide instead of running away from his enemies.

She then wrote a poem criticizing Zhao Gou, who refused to send troops to fight against the Jin army. The poem was short, consisting of only four lines:

A hero in life,
A king of ghosts after death.
Until now we still remember Xiang Yu,
Who refused to return to Jiangdong.

Misery

In 1129, Zhao died of typhoid en route to an official posting, leaving Li to mourn his death in despair.
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