The Courtesan Li Wa by Hou Kun. Rainbow Bridge Graded Chinese Reader Level 3 (750 vocabulary words). When Gao, the son of a rich family, was preparing for the imperial examination in the capital city of Chang’an, he fell in love with a beautiful courtesan, Li Wa. He spent all of his money on her and eventually had to beg on the street. Later, Li Wa met Gao again by chance.... There are English explanations throughout, and at the back an English translation and activities.
Paperback, 92 pages.