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(World Poets and Poetry)

Li Qingzhao (lee chihng-JOW) was a serious scholar of antiquities and objets d’art and compiled book annotations and catalogs of antiques with her husband Zhao Mingcheng. An essay appended to one of the catalogs, Jinshilu houxi (c. 1135; epilogue to a catalog of inscriptions on bronze and stone), is a major source of biographical information. She also wrote a brief critical essay on ci poetry. A number of other prose pieces were collected posthumously, but nearly all of them are now lost.