Category: Chinese Women

  • Chen Shuozhen, A Woman Who Wanted to Be An Emperor

    Usually we think that Wu Zetian (武则天) was the only female emperor of ancient China. However, in fact, another woman also addressed herself as the title “Emperor”. In the early days of the Tang Dynasty, the emperors aroused their efforts to make the country prosperous, but they unleashed wars to other nations such as Turk…

  • Cai Wenji

    Cai Wenji was the daughter of Cai Yong (蔡邕). Cai Yong was a famous scholar, musician and calligraphist in the later days of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Cai Yong was a highly principled person, and offended many powerful officials. He had been in exile for many years and escaped from many assassinations. In AD 189,…

  • A Faithful Stepmother

    In the times of Qi Xuan-King (齐宣王), the king of Qi (齐) State who was on the throne from 319 BC to 301 BC, there was such a story about a woman of iron will, two loyal brothers, conscientious officials and the judiciary of presumption of innocence. This story was really the excellent qualities’ embodiment…

  • A Faithful Aunt

    One day in the Spring-Autumn Period, the army of Qi State which invaded Lu State came to a field and saw a woman held a child in her arms and another child followed her. When this woman saw many troops of Qi came, she put down the child that she held, and held the other…

  • A Dutiful Daughter and A Faithful Wife

    This story took place in the Western Han Dynasty. A man who lived in Chang’an had an enemy. This enemy wanted to avenge but he couldn’t get near the man. He heard the man’s wife was dutiful and benevolent. So he abducted her father and caused him to demand his daughter to be a contact.…