Evolution of Female Beauty and Fashion in China

Evolution of Female Beauty and Fashion in China

In ancient China, there were Four Great Beauties-Diaochan, Lady Yang, Xi Shi and Wang Zhaojun [*note] - who was so famed for their beauty that, like Helen of Troy, they could overthrow states and cities(倾国倾城qīngguó qīngchéng). Their beauty has been depicted in countless traditional paintings, but unlike the art that came much later, ancient painting…

Feelings on Watching the Moon

Feelings on Watching the Moon

Feelings on Watching the Moon Bai Juyi 自河南经乱关内阻饥兄弟离散各在一处… 符离及下邽弟妹 时难年饥世业空 弟兄羁旅各西东 田园寥落干戈后 骨肉流离道路中 吊影分为千里雁 辞根散作九秋蓬 共看明月应垂泪 一夜乡心五处同 zì hé nán jīng luàn guān nèi zǔ jī xiōng dì lí sǎn gè zài yī chù… fú lí jí xià guī dì mèi shí nán nián jī shì yè kōng dì xiōng jī lǚ gè xī dōng…