Man Man Qing Luo


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The story begins as our female lead wakes up in a strange room and an unfamiliar body. She realizes that she has travelled back in time and her twenty-two year old spirit is now trapped in the body of a six year old girl. This girl child is the third daughter of Ning Guo’s Prime Minister Li and his seventh wife. Her name is Li Qing Luo and because her mother was originally from an entertainment house, Prime Minister Li and his other six wives treated them badly.

Her first day in that world, the whole family gathers to test the talent of the three daughters. Qing Lei, the eldest, is talented at playing the zither while Qing Fei’s calligraphy is incomparable. Everyone anticipates A’Luo’s failure as she had not exhibited any talent before, but that six year old child recites a famous Tang poem. The entire family is surprised that Qing Luo is able to write such a profound poem and her mother later tells her that Prime Minister Li is so harsh on his daughters because he needs to rely on them marrying well to secure his future. Qing Luo begins to study qin, qi, shu, hua (zither, chess, calligraphy, and painting) but hides her skill because she does not want to be sold in marriage to some prince or court official.

Six years later, A’Luo is now twelve and leaves the estate for the first time to participate at a flower viewing banquet. This is a special banquet because the Five Most Eligible Bachlors of Feng Cheng will be in attendance (there’s actually a more elegant name for them). These young men are: Crown Prince Liu Jian, Fourth Prince Liu Fei, the young An Qing Wang Liu Jue, the son of Prime Minister Gu Gu Tian Xiang, and the top scorer of the Imperial Examinations Cheng Si Yue. A’Luo sneaks off and almost falls into a river, but is saved by a handsome young man. Because he glanced at her bare legs a moment too long, A’Luo calls him a pervert, tries to push him into the river and runs off. The young man only laughs and vows to find her again.

Associated Names
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Slow Down Qing Luo
The Entangled Life of Qing Luo
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Chongfei Manual (3)
Legend of Concubine’s Daughter Minglan (2)
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July 12, 2016
Status: c1 part1
Seems like it will be a pretty good read. Not enough chapters for me to really rate on, but if it's as good as the summary, then this will definitely be a good one. Please update more and get to the good parts! ≪3
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Senethari rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c4
I enjoy this story, and it's a shame there's not much translated yet. While it follows the standard "Crap, I'm an adult, modern female stuffed into the body of an ancient China kid!" storyline, there have been some key differences that give it a new flavor :

She's not actively picked on, so her home life is only reasonably unreasonable, versus other stories where it seems the protagonist is dropped into a pit of hangry vipers suffering from some mutant strain of sociopathic rabies. (After a while, don't you start to... more>> wonder how the whole society hadn't come crashing down yet?)

She actively hides her talents, working for a solid C average. Behind the scenes, she has plans, but that's no reason to rock the boat.

And the best part is that her mother is a strong ally in this plan. She's proud of her genius daughter, but she isn't pushing her to be noticed, show up the others, and get married to some walking ego just to support her own face.

I am in no way looking down on any of the other Rebirth genre stories, but I always like well translated, well written pieces that show a new take on things. I can't wait for more! <<less
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Humbledaisy rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c4
Although I was really excited when the new translator picked up this novel, it's all come to naught. It's been a year and all activity on the translator's blog has come to a halt. It's a shame because this novel is still very good. Reminiscent of Lengend of Minglan, this transmigration story appears to move slowly from childhood to adulthood, with the MC living quietly and wisely in the body of a less-favored daughter of a royal minister. She's not looking for glory, just a good life for her... more>> and her mother. Luckily, the modern education of an adult in the body of a child give her some skills that she's keeping hidden until she needs them to protect her family.
I hope another translator picks this up - the story moves smoothly and is easy to read. Plus - I love it when overlooked characters get to bust out their skills! <<less
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LightningFyre rated it
August 11, 2017
Status: c4
This is actually a good one. The Protagonist isn't someone vengeful or petty. She just wants to survive and she is quite intelligent. Main lead tries to act as mediocre as possible so that she doesnt attract trouble but, in reality, she is quite proficient and can easily surpass her siblings. Her mother is also another wonderful character- supportive and smart as well. She (the mom) just wants her daughter to live a better life.

Downside, there are only a few updates : ((
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xairs rated it
October 31, 2017
Status: c1 part1

Maybe if I read this before The Story of Ming Lan I would have more appreciation for it. Sadly, the writing style, the plot and the character depth fell short to me.

It's a fun read, no doubt at 20-30% of the book I had urge to skip ahead. MingLan and Princess Wei Yang had more elaborate explanations and long-winded scenes but the way the author writes ManManQingLuo was just too... dreary. There were a few scenes that made it interesting and I liked the direction the story was going at... more>> some parts but it always felt like they were cut short. I always felt let down. Much like you're on that highest point of of a roller coaster ride and then suddenly the attendant asks you to get off, the ride is over! ARGH

I started skipping chapters at 50+. Not only was the plot going stale but the characters -_-

I don't want to spoil it but let's just say... there were one too many unreasonable decisions, one too many ridiculous scenes (that pretend rejection of the en******* and so on) and one too many characters acting unlike their portrayed personalities.

I like the male lead but sometimes being pigheaded and arrogant can only get you so far into a girl's heart and the female lead was finicky and spoiled.

Still, it was an entertaining read until about halfway, I enjoyed several of the fighting/battles and the segments where characters were going over their strategies and schemes.

Give it a try. It might just have been me being picky after the amazing MingLan. <<less
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Czarinananana rated it
February 2, 2017
Status: --
UGH. This is a 2.5 or 3. No more. ... more>>

The Male lead is decent. Very straightforward with his feelings. The female lead rather, is UGH... idk. She makes drama? Not really but it her not really liking or something like that- she's a bit apathetic. I stopped reading when the guy got married but still came to her and she's like "you want to know the truth? I'm happy that you're here blah blah and it boosts my ego (bitch) " the guy left (obvi) saying he'll be responsible gor Gu Tianlin (wife). I feel this is angst ish or regret sh*t so. f*ck it, this is not even 2.5, this is 1.5! 2 at most!

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