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Three Beauties from the Past

nǐ hǎo everyone! For our last blog post, we will be covering on the three ancient beauties from China. We have created an Instagram page and you can view the images and description by clicking on the link below. Enjoy the read! 



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A beauty-Wang Zhaojun, llee_wu [CC BY-ND 2.0]

Chinese 4 Beauties, a-thammasak [CC BY 3.0]

Foot Binding, Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Four Beauties, Zantam03 [CC-BY-SA]

Four Greatest Beauties of China: Xi Shi, Xuelin Yeong [CC BY-SA]

Guifei Enjoys the Flowers, Liu Qian [Image courtesy of Oriental Outpost]

Portrait of Yang Guifei, 長澤蘆雪 [Public domain], [Wikimedia Commons]

Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, Hohhot, GothPhil [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Xi Shi the First of Four Beauties, Fang Wei Li [Blogger]

Yang Gui Fei, Chariji [Blog, Image Rights]

Yang Gui-fei, Takaku Aigai(1796 - 1843)-高久靄厓 (SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館) [Public domain],  [Wikimedia Commons]

"王昭君" Ms. Wang Zhaojun, Artist Peng Lian Xu [Pinterest]