Sima Xiangru and Zhuowenjun in the ancient love story: traveling all over the world to seek his mate

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Throughout the ages, love has been a popular topic among the people, and literary works praising love have emerged in endlessly. But most of them are love tragedies, and few of them end in comedies. So today’s China story net Xiaobian will bring you a love story about Sima Xiangru and Zhuowenjun. Interested readers can follow the Xiaobian to have a look.

Sima Xiangru, a famous poet of the Western Han Dynasty, was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. When he was young, he liked to read books and practice swords. He once served as a regular attendant of emperor Jing of the Han Dynasty, but this was not his favorite position. He felt that his talent was not appreciated. Later, Liu Wu, the king of Liang Xiao, came to meet the king of Jing. Sima Xiangru met Liu Wu’s disciples, such as zouyang and Mei Cheng. Sima Xiangru later resigned due to illness and went to Liangdi to be a guest of the king of Liang Xiao. That is, at this time, he wrote the famous Zixu Fu for the king of Liang.


However, after a short time, King Liang Xiaowang died, and Sima Xiangru had to return to his hometown Chengdu. His family was poor and his livelihood was difficult. Wang Ji, the magistrate of Linqiong County, was an old friend of him, so he said, “Changqing, you have been away from home for a long time, and you are not happy to ask for an official position. Come and have a look.” Sima Xiangru went to Linqiong and lived in a pavilion in the city. Wangji paid a respectful visit to him every day. At first, he met him with courtesy. Later, he simply called himself ill and disappeared. However, Wang Ji was more respectful to him.

The most famous rich people in Linqiong county are Zhuo wangsun and Cheng Zheng. They discussed and said, “the county magistrate has come. We have to prepare a banquet for him, and he happens to be invited with the county magistrate.”

First, the Zhuo family invited guests. After Wang Ji arrived, there were already many guests. At noon, he sent someone to invite Sima Xiangru, but Sima Xiangru refused to come because he was ill. Seeing that Xiangru didn’t come, Wang Ji dared not eat. He went to pick him up in person. Sima Xiangru came to Zhuo’s house. Sima Xiangru’s posture was natural and unrestrained, and his conversation was elegant. All the guests were impressed by his style. When he was drunk, Wangji came up to him, put a piano in front of him and said, “I heard that Changqing has excellent zither skills. I hope I can play a song for you to help him drink.” Sima Xiangru thanked him and played the song “the Phoenix seeks her mate”.


King Zhuo’s grandson had a daughter named Zhuowenjun, who was beautiful, proficient in melody and outstanding in literary grace. She married at the age of 16, and her husband died a few years later. After being widowed, she lived in her mother’s house. Zhuowenjun had long heard of Sima Xiangru’s reputation. When he was having a banquet, he peeped at him behind the screen. Sima Xiangru pretended not to know, but he took the opportunity to play the song “the Phoenix seeks her mate” while playing the piano to express his love. Zhuowenjun heard his heart in the piano, and was attracted by his magnanimity and talent, and also had a love for him.

After the banquet, Sima Xiangru sent a heavy reward to the waiter to convey his admiration to Zhuowenjun. So Zhuowenjun ran out of his house late at night and eloped with Sima Xiangru to Chengdu. Zhuo wangsun was very angry. He said his daughter was too useless. Although he didn’t have the heart to hurt her, he wouldn’t give her a penny.


The two returned to Sima Xiangru’s home, where they had nothing to live on. After a period of hard suffering, Wen Jun said to Xiang Ru, “why don’t we go to Linqiong together and borrow some money from the brothers of the same family to make a living? Why do we have to suffer like this!” They came to Linqiong again. Sima Xiangru sold his horses and cars and bought a hotel. Zhuowenjun himself stood in front of the ridge selling wine, and Sima Xiangru washed the wine container with the hired workers.

Zhuo wangsun felt ashamed to see anyone, so he shut himself up at home. Some brothers and elders advised him: “you are not short of money. Wenjun has become Sima Changqing’s wife. Although he is poor, he is a talented person. Besides, he is also a distinguished guest of the county magistrate. How can they be wronged in this way?” In desperation, Zhuowenjun gave Zhuowenjun a hundred slaves, a million dollars, as well as her clothes, bedding and various belongings when she married. In this way, they returned to Chengdu and lived a rich life. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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