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...
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.
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.
"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.