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Chinese famous Courtesan-Li Shishi

2011-11-10 16:58 ChineseTime

Li Shishi was a famous courtesan in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). The Emperor Huizong (1082-1135) was a regular client of hers. Li was good at singing, dancing and poetry. Many writers, poets and people in high society were her clients. The Northern Song was destroyed by the Jin kingdom and Li Shishi's whereabouts were unknown. There were three versions of her whereabouts:

 

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