Camerino Pacific-Rim Art

At the end of the Han Dynasty (early 3rd century AD), China
entered the tumultuous Three Kingdoms, Six Dynasties
period, which lasted several hundred years.  Warlords
seized power and established their own spheres of
influence, each plotting against the other.  Cao Pi, son of
the infamous general Cao Cao, became the first emperor
of Wei.  Upon seizing power, he claimed the beautiful Zhen
Hou as his empress.  Unbeknownst to him, Zhen Hou had
already met and fallen in love with his younger brother, Cao

Zhen Hou and Cao Zhi met many times over the years to
lament their separation.  Yet they never betrayed the
emperor.  After bearing him two sons, Zhen Hou was
replaced in the emperor’s affections by another.  When she
voiced her bitter resentment, she was ordered by Cao Pi to
commit suicide.

One evening, as Cao Zhi was traveling alongside the Lo
River, there appeared before him a beautiful woman, who
bore a striking resemblance to his beloved Zhen Hou.  He
hurried up to greet her, but before he could reach her, she
vanished, leaving behind a single gold earring.  With deep
foreboding in his heart, he rushed to the capital, where he
learned of Zhen Hou’s death.  In deep anguish and sorrow,
he sat down and poured out his heart in the form of a
poem, Lo Shen Fu, a classic that has withstood the test of
Missing You
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Missing You
by Caroline Young