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As the best female poet in the history of Chinese Literature, Li Qingzhao (1084-1155/65?) was born to a most flourishing time of Chinese ancient civilization – the Song dynasty which is also referred to as “ the Renaissance of the East”. Her knowledge of the world was as good as boys from aristocratic families who are admirably schooled in every grace. The unparallel unique subtleness of a lady’s sense and sensibility, her intellectual connection of the past with the present, her reclusive insight into nature, and above all, her own dramatic life story in a most transforming time would often remind you of Emily Dickinson and the Bronte sisters … …

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