Zhang yaotiao

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Author

Zhang yaotiao

Location

Chendu (modern Sichuan province)

Dates

9th c

Biography

Zhang Yaotiao became a courtesan after fleeing from her northern home to Chengdu, where she crafted emotive poetry well beyond the tones and attitudes generally expected of courtesan-poets.

Works

Poem Sent to Someone from My Past, What I did wehn I got to Chengdu

Languages

Mandarin

Genres

Poetry

Editions and Translations

Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

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