XIN Qiji (Xīn Qìjí 辛棄疾)

Benjamin RIDGWAY

A Chinese Lady Under the Escort of the Mongols, ink and color on silk, unknown artist. This Song dynasty painting depicts a Han beauty crossing a northern river inside a camel-drawn carriage. She is to be given as a gift to a tribal ruler, most likely of the Khitan, Jurchen, or Mongol peoples. Xin Qiji wrote lyrics with themes that reflect the political upheaval of his time: fierce competition between dynasties of….

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