The Rich And Honorable ChangAn


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His Mother was tormented to death from prolonged drugs poisoning , his father thought to send him away to a small village (Zhuangzi) in Jing Jiao so he could serve his filial duty to his mother (mourning), everyday he was bullied by servants. Xu Chang An, in this life, he could only watch the little man (villain) who had harmed his mother and was being depressed living in the small village. However, he did not expect to suddenly be given a wedding decree from the emperor to make him become the wife (Wangfei) of the first prince, Xiao Qing Yan.

He knew in his heart that this matter was his salvation but to Xiao Qingyan, who has a great prospect, this was a disaster. After the great wedding, he took advantage of his new status to avenge his mother and himself. Xu Chang An was aware of the emperor’s intention that time when he was sanctioned a marriage, he all along tried his utmost to support Xiao Qingyan. Until by a lucky coincidence that the imperial government rewarded him, who’d performed great merit. The emperor promised to fulfill his wish, Xu Chang An without hesitation knelt down to request imperial decree to accomplish Xiao Qing Yan’s greatest wish.

“Your servant have no other request, please Your Majesty to bestow decree to allow your servant leave His Highness peacefully. Thank Your Majesty’s benevolence. Long live the emperor, long live for thousand of years.”

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New darlingv
March 19, 2019
Status: Completed
I wanna say this novel is a 3.5 at most but it was rather enjoyable so I rounded it up to 4. I'm not sure if the translations are mtl but some of the intended meaning was lost in translation. It's not a big issue though. MC in this story is a little different from others. Usually with palace stories, the MC is either very scheming or silly but lovable. MC is neither; he is kind, intelligent, innocent and tends to give the benefit of doubt to other characters.

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ie. His maid and ML


I really liked that he maintained his innocence and kind heart throughout the novel.


ML falls in love with him because of that, and works hard to keep him that way by sheltering him from the schemes of the palace.


There aren't any complicated plots in the story, but it's interesting enough to keep me reading till the end. Plus, the way it all unfolds feels very smooth. I didn't see the Mpreg tag so maybe that felt a little abrupt but it works for this story. Overall, I wouldn't say that this novel is very memorable, but it's a nice distraction and the interaction between MC and ML made me feel warm inside. It's the perfect story for a relaxing afternoon. <<less
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New sharl rated it
March 16, 2019
Status: Completed
That was a very, very enjoyable read. I took 1 star off because the story left some questions unanswered at the end, and the translation got rather confusing once in a while. But other than that, highly enjoyable and I really like how 'mature' the characters were - no pointless drama or temper tantrums. Recommended if you're after romance that build up slowly.
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Matpatpat rated it
August 13, 2018
Status: c35
I liked the translate chapters so much I MTLed :)

This is a maturer BL novel that avoids the usual sappy stereotypical cliches. The characters aren't "love at first sight" and the characters are fleshed out and interesting. The plot doesn't twist itself to make things go the MC and ML's way and the side characters are very interesting and their motives and actions fit their character and social status.

MC is naive (he's 15 and was sent away and under house arrest during his formative years) but very intelligent. Sometimes... more>> his intelligence wins out and sometimes it doesn't (he's book smart but lacks experience). ML is a prince and therefor smart and used to manipulation and scheming and that's pretty apparent in how he acts and what he does. What I love most though is that the novel doesn't forget that there are other intelligent and scheming characters. For example, we haven't found out what goes through the Emperor's mind and the purpose of his actions (at least up to chapter 35) but you know he's scheming something that no one else can comprehend. Third Prince originally comes off as a cruel hot-tempered prince (in a worse written story he'd try to pursue and rape/steal the MC and continue to be one dimensional and cruel) but in the same scene you think he's horrible, you get another side of him that makes you go "oh, I can understand why you're doing this. I don't condone it but I understand" and you aren't LMAO when you learn that he's a main contender for the throne.

The romance is slow but it's also very realistic as to why. So far you can feel fondness between the MC and ML developing and I look forward to the direction it develops.


Not really a spoiler but just rambling with spoilers so you can understand what kind of story this is and how "realistic" it is. The story explains that in this setting, servant/slave girls belonging to the wife can "sleep" with the husband and enter his harem. Though there's the stigma of "climbing into the masters bed" it is also presented as advantageous to the wife because it gives them a "partner-in-crime" in the harem and the servant retains loyalty to their original master no matter how high they climb.
This becomes a very real issue when MC needs to find a way to solidify his status and comfort as the wife because he needs ML to like him, doesn't know how long his current "comfortable" situation will last and he can "adopt" the child born from their union. He offers his two servants a chance to enter ML's harem but respects their decision when they say no.

I love how mature the author is about this. There's no weird rant about betrayal or whatever. She doesn't condemn the women or ML. It's a cultural practice and everyone understands the pragmatism of it and it's presented so maturely that it feels natural and you can understand that it's even presented as an option. This respect to the culture and customs is refreshing. In many other stories the author chooses to present Ancient Chinese culture and customs and proceeds to bash them in childish and rude ways.

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Munya rated it
September 1, 2018
Status: Completed
Overall, this is very sweet. Our MC is obedient but not weak. Kind-hearted but know how to act accordingly. Our ML is very caring. Although sometimes he shows the opposite because of some reasons. But he will later explain it to our MC though.

The only part I don't understand : which part is 'rich and powerful'...?

The business part seems to be lacking.

The only one part that can be described as powerful (?) is MC knowledge about medicinal herbs gained from his only hobby that is reading misc books.
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August 21, 2018
Status: Completed
I really like this novel and how the MC and ML developed their feelings for each other. ML really cares for MC and...

their child is really cute and loved by many

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Maikurovo rated it
August 12, 2018
Status: c80
I read 17 chapters of the translated chapters first and because it was so enjoyable I end up google translating the whole thing in one day. Its very sweet and enjoyable, its a very light read. The only downside I would like to say is I feel the relationship is not too deep/ feelings wasnt in dept enough perhaps because the novel didnt cover on when the characters developed feelings for each other in my opinion but I cant say for sure as I google translated it, however the ending... more>> was very satisfying and cute.😊 <<less
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Intan.poyoz rated it
January 21, 2019
Status: Completed
Its good to read, no prolong misunderstanding, but warm scene of hubby and wife, XQY are so caring, and XCA are clever

But just wondering where the title come from, its not really potrayed in the story since the ML are op
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earlgreyt rated it
March 15, 2019
Status: Completed
A mostly fluffy historical slice-of-life. The translator is not the best at Chinese or English, so there's some misinterpretations and omissions (I had to read the raws a few times), on top of grammatical issues. However, historical novels are difficult to translate, so the translator's efforts should still be appreciated.

There's not a lot of action or drama in this story. I do like the main character's independent thinking (as he is a man), and his character personality is one I generally tend to like: low-key, has goals but isn't unreasonably... more>> vengeful, self-aware, even-tempered. The romance is not bad as well, the ML is not the commonly found possessive/yandere (but he does get jealous), he's more of a tsundere in the beginning. However, for the majority of the story, despite the MC's status as a 'man, ' all of the plot and drama revolve around his cliched awful family who caused the death of his mother, and the concubine/harem drama (which is written more comedic than threatening) surrounding the ML. The politics absolutely go over MC's head because he is a stereotypical clueless/naive/dumb-scholar type, even though the ascension politics are simple & very predictable compared to other historical novels.


I thought this story would be more interesting since the title was "rich and powerful" but the MC actually doesn't do anything to get there. He's shown as a super smart (but super naive/innocent/falls easily for people's manipulations) scholar who has an eidetic memory. Other than a few paragraphs of him treating his own illness or helping the ML solve a plague, he doesn't accomplish much else. I had some hopes when the author mentioned his goal of striking out on his own to become a merchant several times, but he literally just sits around and waits for his inherited shops managers to give him money on their own. His becoming "rich/powerful" in the end is just a result of the ML falling in love with him, which doesn't differentiate this story from any other typical historical/harem romance, other than his gender change. #Disappoint#


I do like that the author doesn't kill off every female character, or make the female characters the only villains in the story (thank you author). And despite the dense translation, it is still ~70% accurate which is loads better than MTLing it yourself. <<less
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dona rated it
March 15, 2019
Status: Completed
... Once again I fail to see why everyone is rating this novel 5 stars. At most it deserves 2 stars.

First of the MC oh dear. You could replace him with an innocent 14 year old girl and I wouldn´t notice. He´s like one of those poor women who get kidnapped in a rural village and eventually yields to the husband. Except this is yaoi so it leaves a weird taste in your mouth.

So dense, so naive, so dumb (even do he´s supposed to be intelligent). He does have common... more>> sense, but the problem is that MC is extremely passive. So passive he went through 80 chapters with his eyes halv closed! He couldn´t even manage to get revenge for his mother without the ML´s help. The story went downhill from there when he accepts ML and all his insults. He obviously didn´t want to marry ML, he wanted to be an official but doesn´t do anything to change the situation. Everyone around his is a wolf in sheep skin and they plot and scheme against him while he just stands in the same spot.

Basically he´s a white paper. The author seemed to think MC getting interest in horse riding is enough to show his "manliness", it´s not. To top it of there is mpreg for the ending to flow more conveniently. I gave up when MC revealed his love for ML. The summary above is misleading because while MC tries to separate from ML, he gets immediately stopped by ML. So basically he never got a chance to struggle.

Secondly although I appreciate it, the translation is really bad the first 30 chapters, it was extremely difficult to understand 60 % of it.

don´t waste your time dear reader <<less
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Valarra rated it
February 24, 2019
Status: c70
It's very realistic (the main couple don't love each other right away) but they come to love each other together over time, through the trials they face together. ML is very sweet and faithful, even though there's some political scheming happening he tries his best to protect MC. MC is also not a pushover. He observes what is happening and acts accordingly.

I'd love to read more stories like this one. Also, the title got fixed now by the translator so don't worry about it :D
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agathe rated it
January 4, 2019
Status: --
(44 chapter in) the title is uber bad, and that's about all what is bad in this story ^^
The characters are very well portrayed, and nothing feels fake or rushed wish is soooo rare

the story progress nicely into intricated court plots and very slow pace romance. Some things are a bit cliché, but the whole is highly enjoyable. Probably because it's dense, and very relatable, it's one of my best reading so far
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March 2, 2019
Status: c70
This is a good story. I like that the characters are smart. Not stupidly idiot like other novel. The love is gradually happen. Kind of sweet.
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