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China has been home to a myriad of beautiful women throughout the ages.  Some women were lauded for their dancing or singing skills, others for their virtuous nature, and still others for their involvement in political intrigue.

Besides their comliness, some of these women demonstrated unparallelled wit and heroism, and are still remembered today for their significant roles in history.

But most had tragic fate, only a few with stunning apperance could gain favor of emperor, and some beauties were used as a political tool to invite monarch, some beauties even caused the downfall of an empire/dynasty. Althoug being called the roots of troubles, we have to admit that these beautiful women played an important role in the evolution of the Chinese history …

Here selected 20 most beautiful women of in ancient China, and they all left a brilliant stroke in the long course of Chinese history.

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Top 1 Xi Shi

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Xishi (497 BC) was a legendary beauty of ancient China. She is celebrated as a woman of extraordinary natural beauty with a universal appeal. Although many have praised Xishi's looks, there is but little mention of her notable virtue - she had a great love for her country and her people.

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When her state of Yue faced aggression from the state of Wu, Xishi accepted an assignment to seduce the king of Wu and make him kill his marshal. Her patriotic efforts helped Yue win the war against Wu.

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This story is unique in the history of feudal China as no one has ever found fault with Xishi, even though she had caused the downfall of the state of Wu.

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Top 2 Diao Chan

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Diaochan, whose name is not to be found in official history books, plays an important role in the Romance Of The Three Kingdoms. Her story tells how two allies were so blinded by a pretty woman that they became enemies, one intent on destroying the other.

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In the novel, she had a romance with the warrior Lü Bu and caused Lü to betray and kill his foster father, the tyrannical warlord Dong Zhuo.

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Diaochan used her beauty to turn Dong Zhuo and Lü Bu against each other by inciting jealousy between them.

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