Oct 25, 2013

Jia Yuanchun is one of the Twelve Beauties of Jinling (refers to the twelve excellent ladies) in the book of The Dream of Red Mansions. She is the daughter of Jia Zheng and Lady Wang and is called Yuanchun as she was born on the first day of the first lunar month.


She is the political backing for the family of Jia and as a concubine of the Emperor, she really brought the wealth and glory to her family. However, she was not happy about her life in the palace and regarded her life as a pale life without energy and freedom.

After the visit to her parents, she never had the chance to get out of the palace again. Actually, she and her family were separated by death forever. What she had lost was not only the freedom, but also her life. Her life was deeply destroyed by the feudal system at that time.

Jia Yuanchun died at an early age. Her death also symbolizes the family’s failing in politics. However, the reason of her death is still a mystery. Undoubtedly, she is the victim of the feudal ruling class.

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