Eight Treasures Trousseau


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Everyone in the City of Jing thinks that bestowment of marriage between Xian Junwang and the di daughter of the Yi’an Marquis House is to insert a fresh flower into manure.

Xian Junwang was that fresh flower and the di daughter of Yi’an Marquis House was that manure that was not liked.

It is said that what is heard is false, seeing is believing. Who knows what the truth really is?

Eight Treasures Trousseau average rating 4.7/5 - 147 user ratings
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Bā bǎo zhuāng
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New jink rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: c22
The writing, world building, and characterization are OK. That being said, I'm not overly fond of this novel. The MC is beautiful, lazy,  unemotional, and has a good husband. All she wants to do is sit at home, eat, and read. It is her greatest desire to avoid complications in life, which makes for a pretty boring story. At first the novel hinted that she would uncover unsavory things about her husband, but twenty-two chapters in very little in the way of conflict has happened.

Given the lack of conflict in... more>> this novel I would have rather read the original premise about an ugly woman marrying into the imperial family and having to prove her worth. At least then she would have had challenges to overcome and her character would develop. <<less
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New Mikleo rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: --
Normally, I'm pretty lenient when giving out ratings and reviews.

However, I just find this novel to be pretty Boring. Yes, Boring.

It seems that majority of the reviewers here gave out reviews and ratings because this is a 'TBAVW 2.0' as they like to say, but really, with the current pace, I had a hard time liking this novel.

I read plenty of novels, whether it be Chinese, Korean, Japanese and others. I also don't categorize the word 'Boring' because of this novel's lack of action. I find it Boring because hell,... more>> there is mostly nothing happening in the 'Dialogue' department. The Author just like to explain things and write 'This Happened', 'That Happened', and then the Dialogues were even cut short. Another thing was, there is almost No Hype at all.

I guess I would've liked this novel if I didn't read novels like Chu Wang Fei, or maybe even Demon Wang's Golden Favorite Fei. But ultimately, even though I love Lazy Main Characters (aka The Lazy King), I am quite disappointed that the story became dragging in the end.

There is Almost No Chemistry with the Female MC and the Male Lead. It's like, ok, they kissed, and yeah, they had sex. But there is often a dead air when those two get together.

I don't know if it's the Translator's fault that the 'original' feeling that the Author wanted to portray to readers was Dampened severely... or this was just the way the Author intentionally wrote it. <<less
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willwiz rated it
October 22, 2016
Status: Completed
The similarity between this novel and "To be a virtuous wife" is stunning. Anyone who enjoys TBAVW would absolutely enjoy this one.

Contrary to the translator, despite reading TBAVW first, I actually like this novel a bit more hehe.

As a side note, I don't think the English title for the novel is quite correct. 八宝妆 isn't referring to a trousseau. This really supposed to be something like "The eight treasure dowry".

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This isn't up in the story until the second last chapter, when she presents it to the male lead. It has a specific meaning within the story for the protagonist and represents the central theme of the story. However, you are not told of it until you finish reading the story basically. This is no impact on the story itself.


For those who are not familiar with TBAVW. This novel is a Chinese historical political drama with royalties contending for the crown. The plots and schemes within this story tenders to be more realistic than some of it's novel counterparts. Readers are expected to enjoy the characters and their roles in a particular troubled and contentious time within the universe, rather than be in awe at the greatness and brilliance of the protagonists and their abilities.


The Transmigration(more so reincarnation) in this story is mainly used to explain the protagonist's personality and ideals which doesn't not conform to the moral and ethics within the novel universe, while playing no other roles.

The protagonist in this story is one of the more unique one that I've read. She's basically my hero, with her attitude and choice of lifestyle. Definitely the best part of the novel itself. Being able to live the lifestyle that she wants, while showing occasional brilliance when needed to stay safe and protect the ones she cares about.


The story is very very well written, with great pacing, foreshadowing, descriptive language, and a great cast of characters with interesting personality.

This is one of the very few novels that I would expect almost all readers to enjoy. Absolutely give this a shot if you have the time. <<less
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Xing rated it
October 22, 2016
Status: c3
As far as i know Dream of Jianghu always pick good quality novel n for this novel...

She pick a good one again ToT *all hail wyhcwe i luuubbhh uuu

The story written well and the pace just right--It's not draggy nor it's too fast.

The male lead is similar to "To Be a Virtuous Wife" male lead who respect his wang fei but ... it's not revealed that much yet n the cliff atm (c3) really killing me 😭😭😭
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Ruyi rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c6
I like this story, and I'm surprised by how calm the elements play out. I expected intrigue and backstabbing and plots, which seems typical of tales in this genre, but there's something very relaxing about this story and its MC so far. You get a sense that she and her husband are capable, calm people with common sense who are equipped to face any troubles befalling them in the future. It's almost...comforting, and a refreshing change from the constant Drama - Tension - Shock - Tension - DRAMA you see... more>> everywhere else. To be honest, I've yet to finish TBAVW so I can't speak on their similarities, but I like the refreshing twist on atmosphere in this one. Looking forward to future chapters! <<less
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Littledragonlady rated it
October 11, 2016
Status: c108
Review after completely reading this novel.

Despite what the TL said about how this novel is heavier, more sinister, bloodier than TBAVW, don't let it hinder yourself from reading 8TT. It is indeed bloodier, but at the same time, feels more realistic as battles for throne shud be.

Pst. 8TT is still much milder than the vicious political battle in Princess Wei Yang.

MC is a somewhat gentler, more forgiveful than her ... more>>

savage, merciless husband who keep a dungeon wherr he torture his enemy

and somehow, these contrasting characteristic blends very well, presenting us with sweet, lovey dovey scene. <<less
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dysry rated it
November 1, 2016
Status: c20
Written by the same author as TBAVW, it's easy to get your hopes up for ETT. And if you liked TBAVW, you'll like this - only not as much.

Generally speaking, ETT is a dumbed down, in your face version of TBAVW. The female lead is beautiful and whimsical, while the male lead is cunning but devoted to his wife, and the two navigate through the political landscape with ease. In terms of background, the female lead has it a lot easier (so it was a little forced to give... more>> her the exact same views and doubts as Qu Qing Ju), but her husband's position is less stable, allowing for more cloak and daggers.

Overall, the author has decided to play it safe and stick with what she knows, so ETT doesn't really bring anything new to the table - to the point that barely anyone can review this without mentioning TBAVW. Hopefully it will develop into a story in it's own right, but right now it's exactly what it's described as - TBAVW 2.0.

In terms of translations, it's easier to follow since I've already read TBAVW, but for someone just starting out, it'll be very confusing and take a lot of patience. 3.5/5 <<less
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KKristen rated it
February 23, 2017
Status: c21
As most people have said, this story has some similarities to To Be A Virtuous Wife:
- The premise is similar: a woman from the modern entertainment industry is reincarnated in the body of a new wife in a country similar to Ancient China.
- The tone and pacing are similar since it is the same author and translators.

However, there are some noticeable differences so far:
- The main character's personality is far more casual and laid-back than in TBAVW. She's lazy, less firey, and also is an extremely rare... more>> "calamitous beauty."
- This story is already beginning to be darker and bloodier than the previous one. Nothing too extreme yet, but I can predict it coming...

I'll post a more full review later, but for now here's what you really need to know:
- You can enjoy this series without reading TBAVW first. However, I would recommend starting with that, since it's already complete and this one has just started.
- The translation quality of Dreams of Jianghu is great as usual. However, as usual, there's a lot of Chinese vocabulary to used in the beginning that can make it a challenging read for readers new to this sort of Chinese light novel.
- Overall, this series looks promising and isn't a clone of TBAVW (yet). Give it a try if you like stories focused on female main characters in the fu and imperial court. <<less
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jkmessah rated it
October 19, 2016
Status: c3
When the wonderful translators at Dreams of Jianghu said TBAVW 2.0, it really got me excited.

The vibes that just the three chapters bring is quite impressive. It is definitely on par with TBAVW for now and the scenes are easily imagined. Once you're familiar with the terms, it's not that hard to get into.

As another reviewer has mentioned, there has yet to be typical tropes common in historical, royalty romance such as scheming relatives, and horrible parents. Quite refreshing for now. I can't say too much within these... more>> 3 chapters but it's looking to be a fantastic read.

Translation is most definitely top notch and won't be a hindrance to reading and understanding the nuances. <<less
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MisheruBookish rated it
January 30, 2017
Status: c108
This is my favorite novel after To be a Virtuous wife.

Dreams of Jianghu really knows how to pick treasures among those numerous novels.

I read novels with almost/ the same genre and I still find the two novels (ETT, TBAVW) highly favorable with its stable flow of story and high quality of characters, plot and theme.

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I really love that HXW is an intelligent woman whom one should not underestimate albeit that she always does not care about anything but eating and sleeping. She is from a loving family and does not have to fight concubines which is in contrast of TBAVW. Though It seems to be bit lacking with the ending (atleast for me), the story is still worth reading for.

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November 27, 2016
Status: c8
Little cliche, but a good kind of cliche. Because translator has been translating a ancient Chinese novel before this, they can use it as foundation and make the story flow extremely well. Learning from the many Chinese word that used on novel, translator try their best to convey it in English word.

MC has a noble parentage, not many detail has been shown to the reader about how the original owner of the body died, there's no broken engagement nor revenge to be done either. MC's family is alive, well, and... more>> very loving to MC. Male lead is kinda shady, but not many has been revealed yet except when he decided to give power (to make decision on wangfu, before it's on head butler's hand) to MC after seeing how beautiful she was.

One thing that make me unsatisfied is the frequency of the release, which is one chapter per week. I really hope they will churn up more chapter. <<less
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izznis rated it
December 14, 2016
Status: c11
If you love To Be A Virtuous Wife, then you would love this.

The atmosphere is quite similar.. like you'll notice some similarities of the plot especially the reincarnation part. Some of the MCs personalities are also familiar but the starting plot and the settings are different. I don't dislike it though. Cos I love TBVW so I'm sure I'll fall for this too.

Basically, it's cliché but the good kind.. And the similarities, you can't blame the author, he/she made both of the books after all and they are well received... more>> :)

You'll know when you read this. I very much recommend it. <<less
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icecream rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: c2
This is really cool and fresh! Same author as "to be a virtuous wife" and According to the translator, this is like "to be a virtuous wife" 2.0! So i'm really hopeful for this novel. So far, the characters are really awesome and different from the norm. both main parents are actually present, supportive and strong-willed mother, no scheming taitai, parents actually have common sense and think really progressively, so far no one in the family act like greedy gold diggers. The female mc is really lax and calming. The... more>> vibes are just really good, plus great translations! Very promising and another one to add on the favorites list if all goes well <<less
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mmel503 rated it
March 7, 2017
Status: c23
As of now the romance part feels like a more realistic version of tbavw, you can see they could eventually be in love, but they know they aren't, unlike tbavw where they basically mutually one-way love each other. Here there is no insecurities, both characters seem very clear on their positions.

On the story, it focuses a little more on the outside world, so it's refreshing and it means we can see the husband actually doing stuff, not just the results.

So overall I like this one better but it's mainly... more>> because I identify more with the MC, both are very good stories. <<less
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