Cui Ying-ying

The Biography of Ying-ying (traditional Chinese: 鶯鶯傳; simplified Chinese: 莺莺传; pinyin: Yīngyīng zhuàn; Wade–Giles: Ying-ying chuan), also translated as the Story of Yingying, by Yuan Zhen, is Tang dynasty chuanqi story. It tells the story of a relationship conflicted...

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...

The Twelve Beauties of Jinling

Dream of the Red Chamber contains an extraordinarily large number of characters: nearly forty are considered major characters, and there are over four hundred additional...

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.

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...

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