Cai Wenji: Immortalizing Ancient China's Social Chaos

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Cai Wenji was a female poet who lived at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-225), a time when China suffered from social disturbances such as farmers' rebellions and wars between warlords.

The Huns, a nomadic people who lived to the north of ancient China, also invaded the country in search of wealth and prisoners. Despite her high-born status, Cai was unable to avoid capture and was forced like many other prisoners to march to the north.

Prominent Family

Cai was born to Cai Yong, an established scholar who was in charge of the Confucian

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Cai Wenji: Immortalizing Ancient China's Social Chaos

Cai Wenji was a female poet who lived at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-225), a time when China suffered from social disturbances such as farmers' rebellions and wars between warlords.

The Huns, a nomadic people who lived to the north of ancient China, also invaded the country in search of wealth and prisoners. Despite her high-born status, Cai was unable to avoid capture and was forced like many other prisoners to march to the north.

Prominent Family

Cai was born to Cai Yong, an established scholar who was in charge of the Confucian

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