We all know that it was an ancient society where men were superior to women. Men could have multiple wives, but women could only have one husband. Compared with the current monogamy, the ancient system is indeed the deprivation of women’s individual rights and the oppression from the social and ideological level. However, this situation is not absolute, and there are also many cases of women raising male pets. For example, Empress Wu Zetian in the Tang Dynasty, and Princess Taiping later, they often raised male pets, and the number was not small.
In addition, there is a woman in the history of our country who also did the same, and this woman’s identity is particularly special. She is the mother of Qin Shihuang, Zhao Ji. She fell in love with a man named Aiyu during the period of raising a male pet, and even turned against her own son for him. So what is the ability of Auntie to make Zhao Ji so obsessed with him? Regarding this issue, the historian Sima Qian explained the whole story.
The singer was born, but became a political tool
There is no detailed record of Zhao Ji’s origin, but it is certain that she is neither from a famous family, nor does she have any outstanding talents. The only thing that impresses people is that she has a delicate face, and it is precisely because of her outstanding beauty that Lu Buwei at that time took a fancy to her and recruited her into the Fuzhong, becoming a singer. She was not a very good woman in that era, and it was indeed a lucky thing to be able to enter the aristocratic class, and to find a job and make a living.
Perhaps Zhao Ji thought that she would live an ordinary life in the mansion, but the appearance of one person completely changed her life. This person was Qin Shi Huang’s father, King Qin Zhuangxiang. Because the Qin state was not strong at that time and was threatened by the Zhao state, the young King Zhuangxiang of Qin was taken as a hostage and sent to the Zhao state. King Zhuangxiang of Qin experienced too many hardships and humiliations during his time as a proton, but he endured the thought of sacrificing himself in exchange for the peace and tranquility of Qin.
Later, when Lu Buwei learned of the existence of such a person in Zhao Guo, he spent a lot of money to bribe his contacts to meet King Zhuangxiang of Qin. His idea was to win over King Zhuangxiang of Qin and support him on the throne of Qin with the help of his own resources and connections. After all, the interior of the Qin state was not stable at that time, and there were not many descendants of King Qin Xiaowen. Compared with other princes, King Zhuangxiang of Qin was even better, so his venture capital investment had great hope.
But gradually Lu Buwei found that money and Shicheng alone could not continue to bring the two closer together, and he was also worried about whether King Zhuangxiang of Qin would really value him in the future after he really ascended to the throne. Out of this concern, Lu Buwei thought of a good solution, that is, to give the beautiful Zhao Ji in his mansion to King Qin Zhuangxiang, so that not only can the relationship between the two be further brought closer, but also in the future, Zhao Ji will give birth to a child for King Qin Zhaoxiang. If so, it will be a help to him.
King Zhuangxiang of Qin died young, raising his pet to relieve loneliness
After the death of King Xiaowen of Qin, King Zhuangxiang of Qin returned to Qin with the help of Lu Buwei, and was elected as the king of Qin at that time because of his contributions and his virtues and talents. All this was as Lu Buwei had expected. The most important thing was that Zhao Ji, who married King Zhuangxiang of Qin, also gave birth to a son for him. This man was the later Qin Shihuang Ying Zheng. Lu Buwei was appointed Prime Minister at that time because of his meritorious service to the King of Qin.
However, people’s calculations are not as good as heaven’s calculations. There are always some unexpected things happening. King Qin Zhuangxiang, who was only 35 years old at the time, died suddenly. There is no exact cause of death, but such an untimely death is indeed strange. This kind of sudden situation was something that Lu Buwei never expected, and the worst one must be Zhao Ji, who lost her husband at a young age and became a widow. If it were another woman or in the future, it is estimated that he would stay in the harem honestly for the rest of his life and live a widowed life.
But Zhao Ji was unwilling to endure loneliness and loneliness all the time. In order to fill her inner emptiness and physical needs, she summoned Lu Buwei many times, sometimes even at night. Although I don’t know what Zhao Ji’s purpose is, there were a lot of rumors in the palace later. And Lu Buwei is also a shrewd person. He quickly noticed this. In order to avoid getting caught in the fire, he gave Zhao Ji one of his servants, Ao, to Zhao Ji.
Zhao Ji fell in love with him when he saw him for the first time. No matter how good or bad this man is, he is very handsome in appearance, but he is definitely a beautiful man in appearance. This is much better than Lu Buwei and King Zhuangxiang of Qin, so Zhao Ji and Concubine lived a lingering life for a long time. With such an opportunity, Laoyu also began to have more rights and wealth.
Why did Lao Ai capture Zhao Ji’s heart
Do you think that Zhao Ji just likes the skin of Aoi? She really fell in love with this man. As the queen mother, she was actually willing to obey her. No matter what she wanted, she tried her best to satisfy her. Even if she wanted to usurp the throne later, Zhao Ji helped him. Going to murder her own son shows that she is deeply in love with Laoyu.
Then, what is the ability of Lao Ai to make Zhao Ji so obsessed? To put it bluntly, he is just a male favorite. He comes when he calls him, and abandons when he hates it. He does not have a high status. To this question, the historian Sima Qian of the Western Han Dynasty gave his answer. He wrote When “Lu Buwei was afraid that he would be in trouble, he privately begged the man of Dayin to give up to him, and he encouraged him at times to make him walk on his Yinguan Tong Wheel, so that the Queen Mother heard about it, so that she could eat the Queen Mother.”
In fact, the translation of this sentence means that one of the most prominent features of Lao Ai is that he is very capable in matters of men and women, and can satisfy Zhao Ji’s personal desires very well. In addition, he is also a handsome and handsome man. Said to be Zhao Ji, it is hard not to love any woman.
Such a bizarre love affair is deeply shocking, but both of them paid the price for their own willfulness and greed. Because Zhao Ji often indulged her desires, she later became pregnant, which was a great shame for Qin Shi Huang and the entire Qin state. So Qin Shihuang forcibly killed the child and sent someone to imprison Zhao Ji, and died in a cold palace after that. And because of the covetousness of power, Emu revealed her plan to usurp the throne at the banquet. Naturally, Qin Shihuang couldn’t keep him, so he divided his body into five horses.