Li Qingzhao (Li Ch'ing-Chao)

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Author

Li Qingzhao (Li Ch'ing-Chao)

Location

China

Dates

1084 - ca. 1155

Biography

A Buddhist of northern China (now Shandong) with literary parents, she wrote lyric poetry and, with her husband, collected antiquities, during the Song dynasty. During the Jin (Tartar) invasion, she and her husband lost most of their possessions. A few years later, her husband died. She finished a manual of antiquities which her husband had begun, adding a memoir of her life and poetry to it. Most of her poems -- 13 volumes during her lifetime -- were destroyed or lost.

Genres

Poetry

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