Xiamen University

Pretty men in ancient China and their stories

    There were many historical women famous for their beauty, some of whom became scapegoats for public criticism for destroying counties. However, there were also men who were also engraved into the history books for their pretty faces and incredible charm. The legends about them were no less dramatic.   Pan An (潘安)   Pan Yue, also known as Pan An, a famous litterateur in Jin Dynasty, might be the most famous handsome man in China. His reputation spread so widely that people used "look like Pan An (貌若潘安)" as a compliment. The extent