Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Four Beauties, the most 4 Beautiful Women of China

The Four Beauties of China ImageThe Image from left to right : Xi Shi, Diao Chan, Yang Guifei and Wang Zhaojun

The Four Beauties of China (四大美人) are 4 chinese women who renowned for their most beauty in legendary ancient China. The Four Beauties are the most beautiful and significant women in ancient China.

Their stories all are based on fact but they are also steeped in legend. The stories of the Four Beauties remained famous until today because of their effect on the Ancient Chinese Emperors and Kingdoms with whom they were involved. Some of the Four Beauties brought kingdoms and dynasties the ruin and most of them ended their lives in tragedy

The Four Beauties of China, in chronological orders:

Xi Shi was a legendary beauty of the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) in ancient China, "An apperance of Xi Shi that would sink the most beautiful fish".

Wang Zhaojun (before 33 BC - after 31 BC), "An apperance of Wang Zhaojun that would let fall the most elegant bird".

Diao Chan (AD 161/9–??? c. third-century, Three Kingdoms period), "A face of Diao Chan that would let the beautiful full moon hide itself behind the clouds".

Yang Guifei (719-756, Tang Dynasty period), "A face of Yang Guifei that would shame any beautiful flower in the world".
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