Li Ching Chao
Li Ching Chao Poems
- Last Night Last night thin rain,
- A Morning Dream This morning I dreamed I followed Widely ...
- When Night Comes To the tune of "Telling My Most Intimate ...
- A Friend Sends Her Perfumed Ca... A friend sends her ...
- Sorrow To the melody of "Sheng Sheng Man" I pine and ...
- Autumn Love Search. Search. Seek. Seek. Cold. Cold. Clear. ...
- Sorrow Of Departure Red lotus incense fades on The jeweled ...
She was born into a literary family and became an antiquarian, book collector, and calligrapher. Of her six original volumes of lyrics, only about 50 lyrics remain.
In Stephen Owen's chapter, "The Snares of Memory," it concentrates on Li Ch'ing-Chao's Afterward to Records on Metal and Stone. He believes that Chao's account is filled with memories of her happy times in her married life and her tremendous bitterness toward her husband for the excessive value he placed on this material collection.
Chao opens the afterward with a comparison of two men, Ch'ang-yu and Yuan-k'ai, deluded by the importance of their possessions. She refers to their love of collecting... more »
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