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Unformatted text preview: He soon learned that General Xue would be visiting their town, Yixian. Immediately, he figured out a sly plan to get the general to see his daughter. His plan was successful and General Xuedecided to take Yu-fang as one of his concubines. General Xuegave her all the luxuries and a home to herself, but he left for years at a time. Yu-fang was to wait for him to return and could not see any other men, even though they were not married. Concubines were for pleasure and could be discarded at will. This was a horrible fate for woman. Yu-fang wanted love and she did not receive this from General Xue. She was not respected by him, but had to give him all the respect and more that he did not deserve. She was very lonely and bored while the general was gone. During this time she realized she can get more to life, but her generation did not believe in such things as marrying for love....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course HD FS 239 taught by Professor Staufferlemasson, during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '07