Chendu (modern Sichuan province)
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.
Poem Sent to Someone from My Past, What I did wehn I got to Chengdu
Editions and Translations
Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.