Courtesan Women in Chinese History from 618 - 1279


Courtesan women in China may be described by many names, names such as entertainers, artists, and in general alluring women with talent and sex appeal. My paper will seek to address the reasons why these women were known as such.  It is said that the courtesan women first appeared during what we now refer to as the T’ang dynasty era from (618-907) and then continued into the Song dynasty era of (960-1279).  T’ang and Song China and the courtesan women and men that performed during this era have been dubbed by historians to have taken part in a “golden” era in the arts.
How to Cite
. Courtesan Women in Chinese History from 618 - 1279. Utah Historical Review, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 157, june 2013. ISSN 2374-1570. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 may 2019.
Upper-Division Papers


Women, Slavery History, Asian Entertainers