Do you know some famous prostitutes in ancient China?
Sure. Du Shiniang, Li Shishi, Chen Yuanyuan, Liu Rushi, Dong Xiaowan,GuanPanpan, Liang Hongyu.
I should say you really know much about them.
Well, you know, I'm interested in Chinese ancient culture, and the prostitutes is part of it.
Interested in Chinese ancient culture? Okay. You know Su Xiaoxiao?
Oh, sure, she's a famous prostitute during the Southern Qi Dynasty。
It's said that many literati appreciated her very much, and both Bai Juyi and Li He have wrote poems about her.
The beautiful girl, however, often suffered a harsh life.
Yes, she fell in love with Ruan Yu, but Ruan's father intervened and they are forced to go separate ways.
And it's a pity that she died when she's only 19-year old.