Fei Pin Ying Qiang

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The journey of a generation’s male empress started because of four words.

“Send a dowry escort.”

During the 19th year of the Yuanqing Era, Qi Yunruo boarded a carriage and entered through a corner door of the second prince’s estate. Then, across the watery corridor, he gazed at the prince from afar.

———

The promotional record of a young teen married off as part of his legitimate sister’s dowry.

From two people who never met before to two people who could understand each other’s thoughts by just a glance.

There’s a type of happiness sparked when the most suitable people meet in the most suitable place.

Notes:
In order for aristocratic women in imperial China to marry into a family part of the upper nobility, they must be of the legitimate line and must also have a dowry escort that married into that family. That escort would be a “ying” (媵) and could be considered a concubine.

Associated Names
One entry per line
The Promotional Record of a Male Consort
妃嫔媵嬙
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11/09/19 Sleepchaser v1c23
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10/26/19 Sleepchaser v1c20
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09/17/19 Sleepchaser v1c14
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09/07/19 Sleepchaser v1c12 part2
08/31/19 Sleepchaser v1c12 part1
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Rainess09
New Rainess09 rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: v1c24
Haven't read much of the MTL but I am starting to read it. From what I can tell, their relationship (MC and ML's) is of dubious consent. It's the MC just basically accepting his fate. As this is an ancient era, it isn't really anything to frown upon. Everyone is basically forced to act a certain part based not on their capabilities but their position/rank at birth. Apart for the upper echelons or the highest/ noblest of birth, basically everyone performs their part of the dance. The concubine fights for their position, the courtiers performs for merit, slaves, well they do what slaves do until death or until redemption. The prince themselves have their part to perform.
For the lowly MC being a son from a low-born and a highborn, which is highly frowned upon by the current society, he can only accept his fate whatever that is given to him. He didn't seem smart nor dumb. He was, for me, ordinary. Ordinary in the context of being part of the under-privileged. He wasn't 'maltreated', beaten, starved or taken advantaged of sexually or anything threatening his life in his birth home when he was young. He wasn't specifically maligned or anything. He was just not privileged. The worst treatment I think that he received was that he was ignored.
Although I said that, I felt, while reading the already translated chaps, that it was a far worst feeling for the MC. At least with being beaten, starved, criticized, or sexually harassed, he'd have a definite reason to spite, to feel sad or have vengeful ideas. But from the lines in between, it felt like he was suffering an unimaginable loneliness that he himself could not explain. There were sentences in which his heart suddenly feels sullen, out of the blue. Moments where he just looks at the sky in a daze. To not be recognized as someone who exists, to not have a place where you belong, to not being able to say you're own name with pride... I know and have first hand experience on such. Which I think is why I feel it hurts more for MC.
Anyway, with regards to ML and MC's relationship, seeing as MC has been ignored since young and have not even a little bit of comfort/doting before ML, I felt it's only natural that MC's heart has softened for ML. It was only ML who has taken notice of MC. Only ML pampered and protected him. Even if MC was not comfortable with having relations with men, it was the only line he can hold on to for self protection. But I feel, given MC's character as depicted, if he was set free by ML from the beginning, then he would've proceeded with whatever interested him with no preference. Maybe married a woman of low-born along the way.
All and all I think this is a good read. I like how the story was being relayed. I also like the fact that the MC doesn't speak much and treasures his words. Although I wouldn't call him smart, at least he has a good enough head. A bit naive, but only because he hasn't experienced much. I like how the ML didn't like bang*fireworks* fall head-over-heels-turned-yandere all of a sudden upon contact with MC.
I like to think most of the relationship between people happen based on circumstances rather than fate. Close contact does produce good feelings.
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Ritu
New Ritu rated it
October 31, 2019
Status: c21
Really beautifully written novel tbh. The characters slowly reveal their depths and history. The MC is like a blooming flower. Quiet and closed off in the starting. You'll hardly know about his thoughts but the author slowly unravels his character and you start to adore him.

There's a kind of beauty in the authors storytelling. It's set in ancient China and there are concubine and old thinking style but the author doesn't let any bit of modern sentimentality seep into it and you manage to appreciate the story properly.

1p/10
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applejelly
applejelly rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: v1c15
This is one of the few danmei that's got me reading ahead in the raws. I personally find it sweet, although there's some points where it's kind of... angsty? I'm not sure if that's the right word for it. But it does make me want to beat up whoever's bullying the MC. But I don't find the MC weak either... it's hard to explain

Anyway, author does a good job in making up sympathize with the MC. Now I'm off to binge the rest of the chapters
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Piggychan
Piggychan rated it
September 19, 2019
Status: v1c14
I heard that 'To be A Virtuous Wife' author also wrote danmei. If they did, I imagine the story/writing style would be similar to this.

The ML was the true depiction of an ancient Chinese man with his harem (you can't get more ancient Chinese than impregnating 2/3 women at the same time lol), but the way the author described it makes me kind of cool about it. Can't wait to read more.
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sadjam20
sadjam20 rated it
July 22, 2019
Status: v2c36
Really liking the story.

MC starts to grow in the second volume. He broadens his horizons and isn't as easy to push around anymore. I'm glad, since it shows depth in the MC's character. He doesn't stagnate, but is actually dynamic. It's hard to tell in the first few chapters that are translated.

Spoiler

In the second volume, Li Chen brings Qi Yunruo to the northwest border with him. We also learn some things about his mother.

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dona
dona rated it
July 13, 2019
Status: c4
There´s not much to say so far. But what put me off first of all is MC. Don´t have a clue about his personality. So far it seems like he´s just a clueless, helpless child being pushed around by scheming adults. He´s white without any deeper thoughts. I don´t really look forward to his scenes or dialogues since he doesn´t really do or say anything meaningful.

Secondly, I don´t really mind ML having multiple wives but there are seriously way too many characters. I can´t keep track of all names. And... more>> this novel is somewhat unusual because the females get to have a lot of appearance. It almost makes me forget I´m reading BL and instead it feels like a Chinese historical novel about the inner struggle between the women in the royal palace.

We´ll see where it goes. <<less
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