Category: Chinese drama

mingsonjia:

mingsonjia:

Nirvana into Lolita  by 菇倒王子

凉凉 – Chill

fwoopersongs:

As night falls and temperatures lower, flowers that fell to the ground are frosted over;
you watch from afar, till the last rays of the setting sun have dimmed.
Even without deliberate thought, we cannot forget.

Those flourishing peach blossoms now lie frozen; how could you bear to leave your life behind?
This heart drifts in the vast ocean, seeming not to ache, to yearn, to struggle –
all an illusion.

In the chill of the night, my longing for you overflows like a river,
and transforms, sheltering me as soil nurtures life in spring.
These fleeting years that brush past, fill the sleeve of my beloved,
like petals of fragrant blossoms carried by running water.

Heaven’s Will is coldly delivered; light shimmers upon that beautiful figure.
Down in the mortal realm, I grieve and sorrow;
those calamities were simple to endure, the tragedy of love impossible to overcome.
Can a heart, broken long ago, hold the hatred belonging to a previous life?

Hatred belonging to a previous life…

*
Once, the frost shone on my hair, once, a lamp was lit for you.
The years pass long and slow, how can I waste all that time away?
I leave to wander, I leave in exchange for growth.

Those flourishing peach blossoms now lie frozen; this life is beginning to burn.
With one flower brought into the heart, our figures were paired for eternity,
by the water’s side.

*
In the chill of the night, my longing for you overflows like a river,
and transforms, sheltering me as soil nurtures life in spring.
These fleeting years that brush past, fill the sleeve of my beloved,
like petals of fragrant blossoms carried by running water.

Heaven’s Will is coldly delivered; light shimmers upon that beautiful figure.
Down in the mortal realm, I grieve and sorrow;
those calamities were simple to endure,

the tragedy of love

impossible to overcome.
Can a heart, broken long ago, hold the hatred belonging to a previous life?

*
Three lives lived in despair pass like a dream;
years flitted by, tears dried in the wind.
If all we can have are memories, but never recognition,
then let this affection scatter like ashes to the ends of the earth.

This cold is felt even ten miles away, when will the verdant spring return?
Beneath the tree, a single lamp remains lit in the wind.
Flowers pine for love that the flowing water cannot return;
never let resentment born from gratitude or hate that springs from love, chill that flower’s pure heart.

My wish is for a life free of suffering.

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the advisors alliance + wedding ceremony
親迎.入府.沃盥.同牢.合卺

The traditional Chinese wedding customs depicted here are:

1.

親迎/Qinying

the procession from the groom’s house to obtain the bride.

2.

入府/Rufu – entering the gate of the house – here the bride conceals her face with a silk fan, symbolizing modesty and goodness.

3. 沃盥/Woguan – washing hands with flowing water, symbolizing the purity and sanctity of the wedding ceremony.

4. 同牢/Tonglao – eating one piece of meat from the same vessel, symbolizing the bonding of the new couple.

5. 合卺/Hejin – drinking from merged winecups, symbolizing the beginning of two combining to become one.

ziseviolet: inkjadestudio: Niko Sun 孙子涵 – 唐人 …

ziseviolet:

inkjadestudio:

Niko Sun 孙子涵 – 唐人

This is the theme song of a Chinese time travel drama called 《唐朝好男人》 in which some guy travels back to the Tang dynasty. The song’s quite catchy.

词曲:孙子涵

一如昨日烛火 伴扁舟相随
哪有唐人不懂的陶醉
我孤舟 你窈窕 岸上有隐晦
一踏万里与谁相随

你穿错了嫁妆怎能有快乐
再上一层胭脂也褒美
一声戛然而止庭前的鞭炮
妄想同你华发的心作废

你说不要自作自受自己创造伤悲
谁都可以彻底忘记谁
你说过往不及回首 别后悔了才会
想方设法的把你追回

你说孤独是诗人应该具有的体会
写歌的人就应该有伤悲
我点一丝烛火 一时泛滥了思念
写手小调名字叫 后悔

一如昨日烛火 伴扁舟相随
哪有唐人不懂的陶醉
你穿错了嫁妆怎能有快乐
再上一层胭脂也褒美

Just like the candle flame of yesterday, the accompanying skiff follows along. / There is no Tang Dynasty man who doesn’t know drunken revelry.

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I, [on my] lone boat, you, gentle and graceful—upon the shore there is something ambiguous.

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Traveling for ten thousand miles, whom do [I] have for company? 

How can [you] be happy [when] you have worn the wrong wedding garments?

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Even if [you] put on another layer of rouge, [you] cannot be beautiful.

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[With] the sound of firecrackers in the front courtyard that suddenly stops,

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[My] delusional desire to grow old and gray with you has been nullified.  

You say [I] should not reap what [I] have sown and create sorrow for myself.

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Everyone is capable of completely forgetting someone else.

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You say the past does not bear looking back upon, don’t

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Devise every possible method to chase you back only upon feeling regret.  

You say that loneliness is an experience that a poet should have.

/

A songwriter should possess sorrow.

/

I light a trace of candle flame, and in that moment, [I’m] inundated with yearning.

/

[I] write a little song named regret. (Source)

Thanks for translating it ziseviolet, I was too lazy.

I haven’t watched it but yes, it is a harem drama about a loser who time travels back to the Tang dynasty and have various women fall in love with him.

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Can you recommend a historically accurate and …

Can you recommend a historically accurate and stylistically accurate Chinese drama that would be good for learning about history/ancient China but that is also artfully done and modern?

Hi, thanks for the question!

That’s a tough one – Chinese dramas in ancient (pre-Qing) settings typically aren’t stylistically accurate, and I personally haven’t watched one that fulfills all your requirements. After doing some research online, here’s what I can recommend for a modern Chinese drama set in ancient times that should be relatively historically/stylistically accurate:

The Imperial Doctress/女医·明妃传 – 

A 2016 TV series based on the story of real-life historical figure Tan Yunxian, who was a female physician during the Ming dynasty in China. This show does a good job of attempting to reproduce authentic Ming Dynasty-era clothing.

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Additionally, an upcoming drama that seems promising is the 2018 TV series Secret of the Three Kingdoms/三国机密, which I also mentioned here.

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The drama is based on a novel set in the Three Kingdoms period, so I don’t know how historically accurate it is, but it’s costumes have been praised for being more stylistically accurate than most.

Of course, if anyone has more recommendations, please share ^^

Can you recommend a historically accurate and …

Can you recommend a historically accurate and stylistically accurate Chinese drama that would be good for learning about history/ancient China but that is also artfully done and modern?

Hi, thanks for the question!

That’s a tough one – Chinese dramas in ancient (pre-Qing) settings typically aren’t stylistically accurate, and I personally haven’t watched one that fulfills all your requirements. After doing some research online, here’s what I can recommend for a modern Chinese drama set in ancient times that should be relatively historically/stylistically accurate:

The Imperial Doctress/女医·明妃传 – 

A 2016 TV series based on the story of real-life historical figure Tan Yunxian, who was a female physician during the Ming dynasty in China. This show does a good job of attempting to reproduce authentic Ming Dynasty-era clothing.

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Additionally, an upcoming drama that seems promising is the 2018 TV series Secret of the Three Kingdoms/三国机密, which I also mentioned here.

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The drama is based on a novel set in the Three Kingdoms period, so I don’t know how historically accurate it is, but it’s costumes have been praised for being more stylistically accurate than most.

Of course, if anyone has more recommendations, please share ^^