One of the most famous female poets of the Tang dynasty, Yu Xuanji started as a concubine, but later entered a Daoist nunnery and composed varied and diverse works that influence contemporary authors today.
50 poems and discussion of courtesan relationships
Poetry, Conduct, Propriety
Editions and Translations
Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.