The Tale of Li Wa

The Tale of Li Wa (《李娃傳》) is a short novella by Bai Xingjian (白行简). The story involves a tribute student (a provincial examinee), Zheng, trying to get the affections of Li...

Du Liniang – The Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), also named The Return of Soul at the Peony Pavilion, is a romantic tragicomedy play written by dramatist Tang Xianzu in 1598, and the...

Wang Xifeng

She came from one of the Four Great Families, the Wang, and is known for her great beauty, her wit and intelligence, her vivacious manner, her multiple-faced personality and her fierce sense of fidelity.

Lin Daiyu

Lin Daiyu (also spelled Lin Tai-yu, Chinese: 林黛玉; pinyin: Lín Dàiyù) is one of the principal characters of Cao Xueqin's classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber.

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.

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