📚📚 Read Every Day Challenge - Winter 2024 🎍☃🌲

Jan 25, Thu of Week 4 of Q1 2024

  • いちばんやさしい世界史の本 Ch.3 end [104-108/258]

  • 薬屋のひとりこと Vol.1 (44-54%)

  • STEINS;GATE (VN) Ch.8

Words of the day
  • アンコール. = repeated performance; encore. A Pokémon move.
  • 教皇きょうこう = Pope
  • 伝奇でんき = fantasy fiction
  • 講談こうだん = storytelling, e.g. of 伝奇でんき
  • 冬虫夏草とうちゅうかそう = ถั่งเช่า - วิกิพีเดีย (ตังถั่งแห่เช่า), Ophiocordyceps sinensis (formerly known as Cordyceps sinensis), known colloquially as caterpillar fungus. Related species are セミタケ and クモタケ.
  • 毛氈もうせん = carpet
  • 火事場かじばの馬鹿力ばかちから = extraordinary strength during fire (because of adrenaline rush). IME gives 火事場かじばのクソ力ちから.
  • 有明ありあけ = dawn; daybreak. Breaking into morning, like 夜明よあけ.
  • 尾おを引ひく = to have a lasting effect; to leave a trail
  • 下剤げざい = laxative. Making something like 下痢げり.
  • 湯冷ゆざまし = boiled water which has cooled down
  • 砒石ひせき = arsenic mineral. Containing ヒ素そ (砒素ひそ, As).
  • 中腰ちゅうごし = half-sitting posture
  • 丁稚でっち = apprentice. Much like 弟子でし. でっち上あげる is to fabricate; but probably not related.

Book highlights

ヌルハチ. = Nurhaci - Wikipedia, Emperor Taizu of Qing
ホンタイジ. = Hong Taiji - Wikipedia, Emperor Taizong of Qing
八旗はっき = Eight Banners - Wikipedia
康熙帝こうきてい = Kangxi Emperor - Wikipedia. Ordered the compilation of Chinese characters, known as 康熙字典こうきじてん.
ネルチンスク条約じょうやく = Treaty of Nerchinsk - Wikipedia
三藩さんぱんの乱らん = Revolt of the Three Feudatories - Wikipedia. Particularly, 呉三桂ごさんけい.
雍正帝ようせいてい = Yongzheng Emperor - Wikipedia
乾隆帝けんりゅうてい = Qianlong Emperor - Wikipedia
文字もんじの獄ごく = Literary inquisition - Wikipedia, also known as speech crime
鄭成功ていせいこう = Koxinga - Wikipedia (Zheng Chenggong, Prince of Yanping)
一条鞭法いちじょうべんぽう = Single whip law - Wikipedia. Not exactly sure why 鞭むち.
王陽明おうようめい = Wang Yangming - Wikipedia, behind the idea of 知行合一ちこうごういつ.


辮髪べんぱつ = Queue (hairstyle) - Wikipedia, a hairstyle worn by the 女真じょしん and 満洲まんしゅう民族みんぞく, and was later required to be worn by male subjects of 清しん.


紅楼夢こうろうむ = Dream of the Red Chamber - Wikipedia
羅貫中らかんちゅう = ล่อกวนตง - วิกิพีเดีย, the writer of 三国志演義さんごくしえんぎ.
水滸伝すいこでん = ซ้องกั๋ง - วิกิพีเดีย (Water Margin / Outlaws of the Marsh / All Men Are Brothers / 108 ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่เขาเหลียงซาน)
西遊記さいゆうき = ไซอิ๋ว - วิกิพีเดีย (Journey to the West)

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