Da Ji

Chinese monarchs were known for their debauchery, which caused the fall of many a dynasty. But in the female-biased society, the blames were often...

Zhao Feiyan–Dancer on a Crystal Plate

The actual birth date of Zhao Feiyan is not known but it is assumed to be 32 BC. According to historical accounts, she was...

Li Xiangjun

Li Xiangjun (李香君; 1624–1654) was a courtesan, singer, and musician during the Ming dynasty. Her life was dramatised in the play The Peach Blossom Fan. Li is referred to as Li Ji...

Four Greatest Beauties of China: Lady Yang

It was hard being a woman in Ancient China. Nor did being beautiful help much either, as there was a Chinese saying, “Beautiful women...

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