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Unrepentant Glossary

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Character

Name CN Description First Appearance
Gu Hong Jian 顾虹见 Female MC, Assistant Minister (high-ranking military officer) 1
Lin Si Ze 林思泽 Male MC, Tianmin Country’s Emperor 1
Baili Cen 百里岑 GHJ’s killer, famous general of Gang and Ji vassal states 1
Jiang Hai Fu 蒋海福 Lin Si Ze’s inner servant/house steward 1
He Fang Ning 贺芳凝 Ning Fei 2
Xiang Jun 湘君 Zhao Hong Palace’s head palace maid 2
Zuo Ning Yan 左宁嫣 ??? – someone whose mere mention brings forth LSZ’s wrath 2
Sun General 3
Wang Vice General 3
Zhao Yun Yuan 翰林院 government official, honest; younger brother of ZNY 3
Zuo Ning Hao 左宁昊 Head of Dali Temple 3
Zheng Commander 3

Setting

Name CN Description First Appearance
Wen Dao Tang 闻道堂 Lin Si Ze’s Imperial Study 1
Tianmen Country 天闵国 Main country 1
Chi Imperial Palace 离皇宫 Imperial Palace 1
Hu Prefecture 扈州 Prefecture where GHJ died 1
Gang Vassal State 1
Ji Vassal State 1
Zi Yun Palace 紫云殿 Ning Fei’s Palace residence 2
Zhang Qian Palace 掌乾殿 Palace 2
Zhao Hong Palace 昭虹殿 GHJ’s residence 2
Cheng Ze Palace 承泽殿 Empress’ residence (empty) 2
Kong Ming Palace 空明殿 Palace for previous emperor’s concubines/harem 2
De Ze Palace 德泽殿 Lin Si Ze’s place of residence #2 3
Bai Fu Palace 白孚殿 Lin Si Ze’s place of residence #1, in the most remote area 3
Vermillion Bird Street 雀街上 GHJ’s mansion is on this street (unused mansion) 3

Object

Name CN Description First Appearance
Píngchāng 平昌 Calendar name (year) 1
Hanlin Imperial Academy 翰林院 academic and administrative institution
Membership in the academy was confined to an elite group of scholars, who performed secretarial and literary tasks for the court
3
Golden Imperial Examinations 金科 The imperial examinations were a civil service examination system in Imperial China to select candidates for the state bureaucracy
Golden comes from the fact that scholars who pass the exam are listed on golden lists
3
Principal Scholar 状元 the title given to the scholar who achieved the highest score on highest level of the Chinese imperial examinations. 3
Palace Exams 殿试 Diànshì |殿試, “court exam”| were held every three years in the Imperial palace and often supervised by the emperor himself, the highest level of examination where only a select number of qualifying scholars could take 3
Qiónglín Feast 琼林宴 feast hosted by the emperor for successful candidates of the imperial examination 3
Censorate 御史台 high-level supervisory agency, a branch of the centralized bureaucracy, paralleling the Six Ministries and the five Chief Military Commissions, and was directly responsible to the emperor 3
Senior Imperial Censor 御史大夫/御使大夫 Second only to the Prime Minister, in charge of impeachment, maintaining order, and managing of official records 3
Provincial Governor 巡按 an official either elected or appointed to be the chief administrator of law throughout one or more of the many provinces constituting the nation 3
Investigating Censor 监察御史 Censorate official in imperial China’s civil bureaucracy in charge of investigations and impeachment 3
Golden List 金榜 pass list for top imperial examinations 3
Dali Temple 大理寺 ancient CN Supreme Court 3

Pinyin Terms

Name CN Description First Appearance
Chén qiè 臣妾 (literary) I, your servant (self-appellation of a lower-rank female) 2
Fēi Imperial Concubine 2
Níng Fēi 宁妃 Ning = peace; Peaceful Imperial Concubine 2
Dà ren 大人 adult, general term used to refer to those of status 2
Nú bì 奴婢 slave-servant 2
Wēi chén 微臣 this small official/humble servant (self-appellation) 3
chén state official or subject in dynastic China / I, your servant (used in addressing the sovereign) / Kangxi radical 131 3
wáng fùjiāng 王副将 Deputy General Prince 3
Qionglin Feast 琼林宴 feast hosted by the emperor for successful candidates of the imperial examination 3
ài qīng 爱卿 how the emperor addresses his concubines 3

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