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What on earth is love that makes lovers vow to stick together in life and death?
Below are the top 10 widespread ancient Chinese love stories, some are myths or legends, some are literary works, and some are real persons and real stories.
The story happened in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420).
In order to pursue her studies, Zhu Yingtai disguised herself as a man and decided to go to Hangzhou for further study.
Most of them are tragic stories and of course there is also romantic comedy. The Butterfly Lovers 梁祝 is a Chinese legend which tells a tragic love story between a pair of famous lovers- Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai.
Their love story is considered as the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet.
There are some aspects of the Chinese culture that are still the same.
For instance the father is still the maintainer, provider and protector of the family.
Songs are sung about either finding it or recovering from it, screen writers send story lines on unrealistic tangents to secure romantic endings, and books are filled with characters searching and pining for it.
The institution of family is the pinnacle of society.
This is a fact that has long been realized by the Chinese who hold the family bonds as sacred and honor them accordingly.
There will be stories and snapshots from Chinese society – especially young China, ever my beat – but also fiction, satire, and oral history.
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