Xie Aman

"Like dancing on water, how lissome the dancing steps are; slim and graceful, the dancer seems to be flying." -- This poem describes the light and elegant dance of Xie Aman(谢阿蛮), a dancer in the Tang Dynasty.

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

She became a dancing girl there, and she received the name that she would become known for—Feiyan (literally, flying swallow) because she was so slender and so agile in dance that she was like a flying swallow.

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.

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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