Classical Styles -Four beauties, Xishi Thin porcelain vase
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The first of the four beauties, lived during the period of time known as the Spring and Autumn Period, 722 BC - 481 BC. The period got its name from writings by Confucius and is a time of many warring states. The king of her land was not long imprisoned but humiliated by King Fu Chai, the gregarious ruler of a neighboring state. In a plan for revenge, he recruited the most beautiful woman of his lands, Xi Shi, trained her in the ways of espionage and seduction. With her help, King Fu Chai rule was brought to an end.