They lived at the court of the royal family of Former Shu in Chengdu (modern day Sichuan). Their family had come to China in 880 and were a wealthy merchant family.Li Hsien dealt with Daoist alchemy, perfumes and drugs.They usually receive high rations of wine and grains exceeding all the other workers in the unit including the males." Pregnant women also received higher rations than others.Women with new-born children also received extra rations for a period of one month.A few experts say that it was Cyrus the Great who twelve centuries before Islam, established the custom of covering women to protect their chastity.According to their theory, the veil passed from the Achaemenids to the Hellenistic Seleucids.Persian women), perhaps because most of them came from near the Persian Gulf.During the Five Dynasties 五代 (907–959), Liu Chang 劉鋹, king of the Nan-han 南漢, had in his harem a young Persian woman, whom he doted upon so much.
Such differentiated terminology shows the significance of marital status and of a woman's relationship to the king.
He and the Persian girl also liked to forced young couples to go naked and played with them in the palace.
Original from the University of Michigan (63 At the foreign quarter, there lived of course many foreign women, and they were called by the Chinese Po-ssu-fu 波斯婦 (lit.
Their ancestors adopted the suname Li when they moved to China.
She was a poet and her name was Li Shun-Hsien (Li Shunxian), she was known for being beautiful, and had an older brother named Li Hsün (Li Xun) who wrote a book on drugs of foreign lands, and a younger brother Li Hsien (Li Xian).
There are also occasions where women listed in the same category as men received less rations and vice versa.