The status of women in China used to be very low. Under shackles of Three Core Principles and Five Immutable Principles , they have struggled to survive in crevices of history for millennia.
They were considered victims of mutual use of princes and nobles, were seen as a stepping stone for promotion of dignitaries;
They used to see everything about their future from moment they were born, but perhaps they also rebelled and resisted, so they had only one female emperor --- Wu Zetian; first talented woman --- Li Qingzhao.
As for Huang Daopo, founder of weaving, although their contribution to history is quite large,it is a pity that they are just a drop in ocean, and their efforts did not change status of Chinese. women indeed.
As a woman, one of important personalities is mother. Through their own education, they created great men known in ancient and modern times. Ouyang Xiu's mother, Hua Di, taught her son, Mother tattooed her son.
Although their status is not taken seriously, they raised wonderful sons due to their extremely high cultural literacy and parenting methods. I think that is their greatness!sorry
"Behind long pavilion, next to ancient road, green grass and green sky." Whenever I meet separation, I always think about this song "Farewell", classic that everyone sings, < strong>Written by Li Shutong. Faced with his best friend Xu Huanyuan and heading north to find Yuan Shikai, Li Shutong used this song to say goodbye to his friend when he parted ways.
Li Shutong was born into a very wealthy family, and his life can be described as an endless landscape. Calligrapher, thinker, musician, educator - all this sums up his extremely rich life. In Li Shutong's eyes, his mother is best woman in world, but his mother has also become a regret in his life.
After Li Shutong became famous,he faced tragedy of "his son wanted to support him, but his family did not wait for him."He missed last meeting with his mother, who left him with regret for throughout his life.Talented and smart, ultimately unable to escape fate
The Li family was a very famous merchant family in Tianjin at that time. At that time, head of family, Li Shizhen, was born as Jinshi, and his ancestors had been salt merchants for generations. After he was an official for some time, retired and returned to his hometown, taking up family business of his ancestors.
Li Shizhen is very caring and often helps those in need by allowing her children to attend schools for free, and she is affectionately known as "Li Dashan".
Li Shizhen, who had been so handsome for a while, also had his own problems: he did not leave too many heirs, and the only son was weak and often ill.
Li Shizhen came up with idea of having a concubine. After being introduced by others, he met Wang Fengling, who was only 17 years old.Wang Fengling was born into a family of scholars and raised by her parents.
She grew up to be a well-educated and intelligent woman. Over time, Wang Fengling reached marriageable age. Wang Fengling married Li Shizhen, who was in her sixties, at behest of her parents and word of a matchmaker.
How can a flower age marry someone who is over fifty years old, how can she not hate, but Wang Fengling understands that in today's world, where men are superior to women, her resistance is useless, She can only accept her fate.
When Li Shizhen was 68 years old, Wang Fengling gave birth to a son named Li Shutong. Li Shutong watched his mother bow to her mistress and obey various rules due to her status as a concubine.Li Shutong I can't even call my mother a mother.
When Li Shutong was five years old, Li Shizhen passed away. Before leaving, he made a will and left all his family affairs to his eldest son.
Since then, Wang Fengling has realized that there is no one to protect her and has been living more carefully. She puts her only hope in her son, hoping that he will grow up, be able to earn a place for himself in family, Li Shutong's son's upbringing is very strict.
Li Shutong also lived up to Wang Fengling's expectations. At age of 14, he became a local talent. Wang Fengling, who lost her husband, was under oppression of her mistress all year round, which greatly depressed Wang Fengling. To relieve her symptoms, she became obsessed with opera, and Wang Fengling often took her son to theater to hear opera.Love of a concubine, but in end to no avail
Later, Wang Fengling found out that Li Shutong had fallen in love with Yang Cuixi, a famous opera singer. The Li family was a famous family, so naturally they didn't accept "operator", so Wang Fengling promoted Li Shutong's elder brother to discuss Li Shutong getting married.
After Li Shutong heard news, he was very unhappy and said he wanted to find his true love. Later, Li Shutong learned that Yang Cuixi had been redeemed by others, so he calmed down and submitted to his family arrangement and married Yu Shi, daughter of a tea merchant.
When Li Shutong was 20 years old, his first child was born. Wang Fengling was very happy. Seeing how his son is getting better and better, seeing his grandson's happy smile, he realized that he had finally coped.
However, Li Shutong soon became involved due to his statements in support of Liang Qichao's reform. He was forced to take his mother, wife, and children to Shanghai to temporarily seek asylum.
While in Shanghai, Wang Fengling thought she had finally broken free from shackles of Li family. She was also very happy in Shanghai.Li Shutong also joined like-minded friends, formed twin brothers with Jinlang, and were known to world as "Five Friends from End of World."Success and fame, relatives away
In 1901, Li Shutong returned to his hometown to visit his older brother. On way, what Li Shutong saw and heard made him rethink his future. hometown, Li Shutong Instead of reciting poetry against his friends, he decided to achieve fame. Finally, the sky paid off and Li Shutong was accepted into Shanghai Nanyang Public School.
After he went to school, he wrote manuscripts under a pseudonym. His talent showed up in Shanghai, and everyone in Shanghai called him a wit.
Just at time when Li Shutong was at his most energetic, one of his children left them shortly after birth, causing Wang Fengling to suffer greatly, so I can't afford to get sick.
In 1905, Wang Fengling finally passed away, but when Wang Fengling was dying, Li Shutong went away on business without seeing his mother's last side before leaving, this is Li Shutong's greatest regret.
After that, Li Shutong obeyed his mother's last will and returned coffin to his hometown of Tianjin, but Li family did not allow Wang Fengling's coffin to enter through main entrance. Li Shutong was deeply saddened and forced his mother to enter through main entrance.
The death of his mother was a great blow to Li Shutong, who grew up with his mother.When he returned from his studies abroad, he decided to become a monk under name "Master Hongyi".
Wang Fengling's life was sad, and Li family did not recognize her until moment of her death. For her son, Li Shutong, he repaid his mother before he became famous, and his mother passed away. This is his life Sorry!
Wang Fengling's life is epitome of people of that era. They may be talented, but in end they turned out to be.