Bao Si

Bao Si (褒姒) was the concubine of the ancient Chinese sovereign King You of Zhou. She was considered one of the most beautiful Chinese women ever. Legends record that during the last years...

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...

Liu Chuyu

Often known by her title Princess Shanyin (山陰公主) (even though her title at death was the greater title of Princess Kuaiji (會稽公主)), was a princess of the Chinesedynasty Liu Song, as the daughter of Emperor Xiaowu.

Xia Ji: Femme Fatale of the Spring and Autumn Period

Different from other beauties with good and bad points recorded in ancient Chinese history, all surviving stories about Xia Ji were negative. She was said to have wreaked havoc on some of the most powerful men at that time in the most manipulative manner.

Pan Jinlian

Pan Jinlian has become perhaps the most controversial fictional woman in today's China. Pan Jinlian is one of the few women characters in Shi Nai'an's Water Margins (Outlaws of Marsh) written around 1500 about a hundred and eight rebels against the establishment and ironically their demise after being offered amnesty.

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