The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 9

Chapter 9 – A Smile as One Holds a Flower Silk shoes were similar to the embroidered shoes from later generations, lightweight and pleasing to the eye. They were also more comfortable than clog shoes but the wearer had to be aware of the road, otherwise stepping on a stone and the likes would be … More The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 9

The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 – Guidance When Wan Lu came back, she excitedly told Xing Niang everything that had happened, embellishing[1] the story with a few details along the way. After Xing Niang heard, she frowned and lightly reprimanded Ran Yan, “On this matter Niang Zi did not respond appropriately.” Just as Ran Yan was about to … More The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 8

Still Remember You

One of my favorite authors Mo Bao Fei Bao just started daily updates of a new novel last week that belongs to the Beautiful Bones series (Beautiful Bones is currently being translated by the super talented Hoju). To celebrate, I translated a teaser from another novel that Mo Bao has hinted on releasing potentially this winter season. This author … More Still Remember You

Summer Music Favorites

Recently I’ve been on a Chinese music kick again. It all started with JJ Lin singing “I Pray For You” to aid victims and loved ones of the Taiwan waterpark accident this summer. From there, I listened to summer-y songs I tend to gravitate towards and realized that a lot of them have caption translations that … More Summer Music Favorites

The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 7

Chapter Seven – Buried Rescue Ran Yan recalled seeing that many walls of homes were made of layers of congealed mud paste when she was on her walk. The weather had been clear for a few days already so those walls should be dry. “Go smash mud walls and bring me the soil!” As she … More The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 7

The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 6

First some notes on names… Xiao usually means “little” so sometimes people add that in front of names if someone is small or as a term of endearment ie Xiao Niang Zi. Lang (as in Lang Jun) means something similar to “mister” or “sir” and is sort of the opposite of Niang (as in Niang … More The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 6

The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 – How Much (money) is a Dou of Rice Finally, Ran Yan woke on the third day. Seeing Wan Lu lean on the bed still carrying the medicine trunk gave her a warm feeling. Though she had been unconscious for these past days, she was also sometimes aware of what was happening. Coincidentally … More The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 5

The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 – Livelihood Master and servant sunbathed for a while in the veranda when Xing Niang came in from the neighboring smaller courtyard carrying medicine. Seeing Ran Yan sitting under the veranda, she quickly walked over and put the tray under the railing. Taking Ran Yan’s hands, she cried tears of joy, “Niang Zi … More The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor – Chapter 4