Li Qingzhao lived in 12th century China. She was a writer and poet, and is still known today for her strikingly personal, emotional poetry. She was happily married to an antique collector, and together they sacrificed their wealth to fund his collection. after two decades of matrimony, Li Qingzhao lost both her husband and her homeland as the Juchen Dynasty took Kaifeng, the capital of the Song Dynasty and her home. For the next 30 years, she lived in the Southern Song Dynasty and wrote copiously about her widowhood, her patriotism, and her husband's obsession with antiques, which, as she saw it, had cost them everything. She has been hailed as China's greatest woman poet.