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Re: C-Drama: 喬家大院 (Qiao Jia Da Yuen) Qiao's Grand Courtyard


Welcome, Ginchz, to the c/j/k drama board!!!


Just so you all know, the lead actor and actress met and fell in love on this show. I think they are married and are expecting a baby in January.

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Re: C-Drama: 喬家大院 (Qiao Jia Da Yuen) Qiao's Grand Courtyard


What is happening now in the latest episodes?
Thanks
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C-Drama: 喬家大院 (Qiao Jia Da Yuen) Qiao's Grand Courtyard


Merela,
I meant the Wedding in the show...(but Thanks for the info about their personal lives).What about the next episodes?
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Welcome, Ginchz, to the c/j/k drama board!!!

Just so you all know, the lead actor and actress met and fell in love on this show. I think they are married and are expecting a baby in January.
Wow, that is kind of cool. How long ago was this show made?



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Merela,
I meant the Wedding in the show...(but Thanks for the info about their personal lives).What about the next episodes?
It takes some time to translate the stuff from its official website. I promise I'll answer your questions in the next few days.

There are 4 locales: Mr. Lu's House (2nd Mrs. Qiao's father's house), Qiao's house, Qiao's competitor's house (Da Shen-Tsang store), and Qiao's store in Bao-Tou City (where all the trading activities are going on and where the older brother Qiao's business failure originated).

Currently, 2nd Brother Qiao is at Bao-Tou City (with his friend, the peanut merchant) trying to beat his competition, which he managed to succeed with his wife's father's financial backing.

I'll explain more of the financial dealings later on today.



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Ep. 6-15 Summaries


第 6 集 Episode 6
劉黑七一行以大太太及其子為人質相要脅,喬致庸受辱賠禮暫時化解了這場災難。陸大可同意借銀子給喬家。送往包頭喬家店鋪救急的銀車出發。崔鳴九的弟弟崔鳴十接替哥哥出任達盛昌大掌櫃。

Hoodlum Liu Hei-Chi (Black 7) and his people captured Mrs. Qiao and her son as hostage and forced Qiao Ze-Yong to apologize. (NOTE: They were at a stalemate and Black 7 didn't want to loose face to Qiao Ze-Yong). Qiao Ze Yong ended up bowing to Black 7 and his sister-in-law and nephew were released. Mr. Lu lent Qiao Ze-Yong the money he needed to save the Qiao store in Bao Tou city. The Qiao entourage hurried to Bao Tou City with the money. Tsuei Ming-Shi took over the position as the manager for his brother Tsuei Ming-Jo.

第 7 集 Episode 7
喬家在包頭的店鋪面臨股東討債撤股、夥計辭號罷工。喬致庸及時趕到包頭化解了危機並拉開了與達盛昌較量新的序幕。

The Qiao family's store in Bao Tou City had a run-off which means the shareholders requested their money back and the creditors were there to ask for the money due to them. The employees quit as well. Qiao Ze-Yong got to Bao Tou City just in time with the money to alleviate the panic and resolved the money problem for a while. Realistically, Qiao Ze-Yong did not bring enough money to resolve the problem. Qiao decided to fight it out with the Da Shen Shing people.

第 8 集 Episode 8
喬致庸返回祁縣,內有本家討要股銀,外有崔鳴九派人盯梢。為保護銀車回祁縣,喬致庸用計聯合鏢局和官府圍殲了劉黑七,逮捕了崔鳴九。股銀退畢,大太太決定即日到陸家提親。

Once the immediate problem was resolved at Bao Tou City, Qiao Ze-Yong returned home to Chi County because their home store also has problems with shareholders asking for their money back. In addition, Tsuei Min-Jo (the manager for Da Shen Shing) was spying on the Qiaos. In order to protect the shipment of their money back to Chi County (from Bao Tou City), Qiao Ze-Yong set up a trap with the government and their bodyguards for the bad people (their competitor) who were trying to steal their money away. Consequently, their competitor Da Shen Tsang's (store name) manager (Tsuei Ming-Jo) were captured by the local officials. The Qiao's returned all the money to shareholders who wanted out. After that, the Qiaos do not have any money left to pay its creditors, so Mrs. Qiao decided the only course of action was to marry the Lu girl. So she sent her manager to propose to Mr. Lu.


第 9 集 Episode 9
陸大可答應了和喬家的婚事。喬致庸雖然心念雪瑛,但是面對大太太等喬家眾人的苦苦哀求,萬般無奈地答應了婚事。雨夜,喬致庸和江雪瑛的再次見面,面對江雪瑛的熱情,致庸心如刀絞。

Lu Da-Ker (Mr. Lu) agreed to the marriage of his daughter to Qiao Ze-Yong because he knew his daughter likes him. When Qiao Ze-Yong found out, he was very upset, but Mrs. Qiao and servants begged him to reconsidered. He had no choice but to consent to the marriage. That night, Mrs. Qiao asked the servants to bring Qiao's girlfriend Jiang Shuei-Ying over to the house so Qiao could say a proper goodbye to her. But when Jiang came over, she was all excited about their impending marriage that Qiao Ze-Yong didn't have the heart to tell her the truth. All he said to her was to believe his true feelings for her no matter what happens to them.

第 10 集 Episode 10
聲勢浩大的喬致庸婚禮如期舉行,江雪瑛聽說此事後傷心欲絕,托人給喬致庸帶來曾經的信物希望感情能有個了斷。新婚之夜,喬致庸棄新娘于不顧,前往江雪瑛處。

Mrs. Qiao decided to spend lots of money on the wedding of her younger brother-in-law Qiao Ze-Yong, even though the Qiao family really has no money left. For one thing, it makes the creditors believe that the Qiao really isn't broke and secondly, Mrs. Qiao knew what Qiao Ze-Yong had to sacrifice to go into this marriage, so she wanted to make it a big event for him. Qiao Ze-Yong's childhood sweetheart heard about the wedding from her maid servant. She was devastated. She gave her maid servant a jade bracelet that Qiao Ze-Yong gave her as a token of his love for her to give it back to Qiao Ze-Yong. She said she'll wait for him until he puts it back on her wrist in person. That night, Qiao Ze-Yong just couldn't bring himself to see his bride. Several times, he went into the room, but left the room without lifting the bridal veil. Miss Lu (the bride) felt something was wrong with the situation, so she asked her maid servant to find out what is going on. Her maid servant reported that the Master did not want to marry her. He already has someone in his heart. Miss Lu was devastated when she found out. Qiao Ze-Yong went back and forth wondering whether he should see his childhood sweetheart Jiang Shuei-Ying. Jiang waited for him far into the night. She was resolved to elope with him if he should come. Qiao went as far as her house, but he just couldn't bring himself to go inside and go through with the elopement. He knew his obligations lies with his sister-in-law, his brother's son, and the Qiao family name. So he went back home drunk and spent his wedding night in a drunken stupor while his new bride took care of him.

第 11 集 Episode 11
陸玉菡得知喬致庸和江雪瑛的事後徹夜未眠,喬致庸的冷淡更是令她寢食難安。新人回門之日,陸玉菡婉拒了大太太轉交的喬家銀庫鑰匙。經過女兒的百般懇求,陸大可再次借銀子給喬家。
The new Mrs. Qiao (Miss Lu) is devastated to find her new husband in such a heart-wrentching situation. She was also heartbroken to find a husband who did not want her (after such high hopes on her part). Qiao Ze-Yong also avoided her. Finally, she told him that he'll need to go back to her house with her the next day (NOTE: it's tradition for the new bride to return to her house 2 days after marriage) and at that time, she'll ask her dad to lend them more money. Miss Lu had plans to end the marriage as soon as she got Qiao Ze-Yong the money he wanted from her father. So when the first Mrs. Qiao offered Miss Lu the key to the household safe, she refused it. She said it's still not too late to accept the key after she returns from her home....meaning...there is no reason to keep the key if there is no money in the safe. Of course, Mr. Lu refused to lend them more money, so Miss Lu threaten to sell the Jade Cabbage that she took with her on her wedding day. That Jade Cabbage is worth $300,000 Sterling silver. So her father reluctantly lent them $300,000 more sterling silver.


第 12 集 Episode 12
面對喬致庸的冷漠,陸玉菡心灰意冷,決意連夜回娘家。大太太的勸告、陸玉菡的哭訴,喬致庸明白了陸玉菡的情義,深受感動之餘幡然醒悟。包頭生意告急,喬致庸再次出發前往包頭。
After they returned home, Qiao Ze-Yong continued to avoid his new wife. Finally, Miss Lu told her maid servant to pack up. Qiao Ze-Yong heard the news and came back to their room. Miss Lu finally told him how she felt about him. She said had she know he already has someone in his heart, she would not have forced this marriage to happen. But she believes she should go home. Qiao was going to agree to the divorce, but his sister-in-law (after questioning Miss Lu's maid) told Qiao Ze-Yong that he wouldn't have gotten the money off his father-in-law had Miss Lu didn't threaten her father with the sell of the jade cabbage. The elder Mrs. Qiao said they should all bow to Miss Lu for saving the Qiao family and its business. Upon hearing this, Qiao Ze-Yong made up his mind and went back to his room. He made a promise to Miss Lu to forget the other woman and from this point forward to honor her as his wife. Miss Lu asked him how she can believe him, he cut off part of his pigtail and gave the hair to her as his guarantee to be a good husband. That night, they consummated the marriage.

In the end, the union was a happy one. Qiao Ze-Yong settled his mind and decided he would be a good husband to Miss Lu. Just then, they got news from Bao Tou City that the Qiao store there is in dire need of cash. So Qiao Ze-Yong and his buddy (the peanut seller) went ahead to Bao Tou City with the cash they got from Miss Lu's father to try to solve the money problem in Bao Tou.



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第 13 集 Episode 13
在包頭眾人疑惑的眼光下,喬致庸頂著莫大的壓力有條不紊地籌備著自己的計畫。陸大可意外的再次借銀子使得喬致庸的計畫得以順利進行。達盛昌逐漸地進入了喬致庸設計的圈套之中。

Under everyone's anxious (and skeptical) eyes, Qiao Ze-Yong went ahead with his plans to defeat the competition. He spread rumors in Beijing (via the help of his wife and his wife's father) that the emperor is sending the troop to fight the border enemies. If that rumor was true, the imperial army would need lots of Gao Liang grains and hay to feed the army horses. At the same time, Qiao Ze-Yong is buying up all the Gao Liang grains and hay in Bao Tou city. This action made his competitor Da Shen-Shing a little worried. The Da Shen-Shing boss sent his manager to Beijing to find out whether the rumor was true, but he couldn't get a definitive answer either.

Qiao was using up all the money he brought to Bao Tou city, so he sent his bodyguard back to Chi County with a letter to his wife. As soon as Miss Lu saw her husband's letter, she went to her father immediately asking for $200,000 more sterling silver. Her father said "I can't lend you $200,000 because it's not enough to do what your husband want to achieve, I'll lend you $500,000 so he can rid of this competition once and for all." Miss Lu was so happy that she thanked her father profusely. With the new shipment of money, Qiao Ze-Yong continued with his plan.

Finally, the Da Shen Shing people took the bait and started to buy the Gao Liang Grains and hay as well. This time, Qiao told his manager to sell all the Gao Liang Grains and hay they have in the warehouse to the Da Shen Shing people. He told his manager not to let the Da Shen Shing people know that the grain and hay is from the Qiao warehouse. Soon, Da Shen Shing bought up all of Qiao's inventory and Qiao knew now Da Shen Shing was in the same predicament they were in and is about to go bankrupt.


第 14 集 Episode 14

達盛昌最終宣告失敗。經過與孫茂才等人一夜的爭論,喬致庸決定親自登門與達盛昌握手言和。 Da Shen Tsang store (Qiao's competitor) declared their loss to the Qiao store. But Qiao Ze-Yong and Sun Mao-Tsai (the peanut merchant) argued all night about whether to completely destroy Da Shen Tsang. Sun did not want Qiao to do so. He believed that Qiao should give Da Shen Tsang space to survive, even though Da Shen Tsang never gave Qiao any breathing room (they actually caused Qiao's financial woes. Finally, Qiao Ze-Yong decided to listen to his friend and went to Da Shen Tsang's boss and shook hands for friendship.

Qiao Ze-Yong basically went to Da Shen Tsang's boss (Mr. Chiu) and begged for his forgiveness. Qiao said his brother broke the family rule of trying to monopolize a sector of business. He wants to make peace with Mr. Chiu by buying back $100,000 worth of Gao Liang grains from Da Shen Tsang. Mr. Chiu was touched by Qiao's action, but asked what he wants in return. Qiao Ze-Yong said he wants in return the support he needed to put the rules of business back in order in Bao Tou City. Mr. Chiu said whatever Qiao does, he will support in the future.

While walking around the city, Qiao Ze-Yong came upon people complaining about the bad sesame seed oil from one of Qiao's stores. Qiao was peeved and went to the store and looked for the culprit. Apparently a few employees decided to add another kind of seed oil in the sesame oil mix, making this oil foul smelling. Qiao decided to close the oil store and fired all those involved. Then he posted notices all around town promising those customers who bought bad oil a refund, plus the right to purchase the good oil at discounted price. Then Qiao sold the spoiled oil at 10 cents a gallon for lighting. He then announced to all those who lined up to buy their oil that if anyone ever find a bad or counterfeit product in any of his stores, he'll refund 10 times the amount the customer paid. Qiao's announcement caused an uproar, especially amongst his employees (who disagreed with Qiao Ze-Yong claiming lowering of profit margins). But Mr. Chiu decided to follow Qiao's cue and announced similar policy regarding their products as well.


第 15 集 Episode 15

喬致庸的仁義之舉感動了達盛昌邱東家,更贏得了包頭眾商家的支持和信任。達盛昌大掌櫃崔鳴十對喬致庸依舊懷恨在心。喬家包頭商號的眾掌櫃、夥計因不滿喬致庸的某些做法,紛紛遞上辭呈。 Qiao Ze Yong's action touched the boss of Da Shen Tsang, Mr. Chiu, as well as other Bao Tou City merchants. Everyone supported Qiao's move except Da Shen Tsang's head store manager Tsuei Min-Shi. Tsuei hated Qiao. Unfortunately, Qiao's own store clerks and manager didn't think Qiao Ze-Yong should have let the other stores off so easily, they decided to all quit.

第 16 集 Episode 16 (Wednesday 11/29/2006)

喬致庸針對包頭各商號欺蒙客商、任用私人等行為大刀闊斧地進行了人事變更並制定了新店規。新店規允許夥計頂身股,破了商家的規矩,雖激起了個別人的不滿情緒,卻在喬家包頭生意轉危為安後進一步激發了夥計們的熱情。

Qiao Ze-Yong found out his general manager and other stores' managers have been doing business against the rule of the Qiao stores (established by Qiao's grandfather). His general manager and other managers didn't like the way Qiao is doing business, so they threatened to quit. To their surprise, Qiao Ze-Yong accepted their resignation and elevated one of the lowly clerk to become the general manager.

Meanwhile, Qiao Ze-Yong instituted a way for his clerks to stay in his stores by letting them own a piece of his store. And at the same time, Qiao promised to take care of retired workers for life if they work for his store for 30 years or more.

第 17 集 Episode 17

喬致庸返回祁縣家中。喜訊傳回,喬家上上下下歡天喜地忙做一團。
Qiao Ze-Yong returns home to Chi County after installing a new general manager at his stores in Bao Tou City. The Qiao family sent out a musical troop to welcome him home. The whole Qiao family was in an uproar trying to celebrate Qiao Ze-Yong's return.

Episode 17 (continues....) Thursday (11/30/2006)

喬致庸和陸玉菡小別勝新婚感情更添濃厚。陸大可在嘻笑怒?間表達了對喬致庸新店規的不滿。大病初愈的江雪瑛在路上偶遇喬致庸夫婦。

Qiao Ze-Yong and his wife are happier than ever now he is back home. His father-in-law, however, did not approve of Qiao's new idea of doing business and running a store. Qiao's childhood girlfriend met the Qiaos by accident one day. This is after she recently recovered from her illness.



第 18 集 Episode 18

江雪瑛心痛之餘同意了和榆次何家的婚事。
Jian Shuei-Ying was so hurt after she saw how happy Qiao Ze-Yong and his new wife was that she agreed to marry into the Ho family.


朝廷的海防捐款派發到祁縣,喬致庸帶頭捐以重金響應號召。朝廷嘉獎過後,希望喬致庸花銀買官被喬致庸拒絕。
The imperial court asked people to donate to the naval defense fund. Qiao Ze-yong was the first to donate lots of money to the fund which caused others to follow suit. Because of his actions, he received an award form the imperial court. The imperial court even asked Qiao to buy a position in the imperial government, but Qiao refused the offer.

第 19 集 Episode 19

江雪瑛在家清點何家的彩禮,陸玉菡突然來訪,談話不歡而散,江雪瑛又放棄了嫁何家的念頭。喬致庸偶得一張百年商路地圖,愛不釋手,並發現巨大商機,決定親自恢復這條商路。
Jian Shuei-Ying (Qiao's ex-fiancee) was going through the wedding gifts that her future husband's family had sent her when Lu Yu-Han (Qiao's Wife) came to visit her. Lu was trying to persuade Jian not to marry the sickly man. Her reasoning was that it hurts Qiao a lot for Jian to do that. But Jian was not happy with what she was hearing and told Lu to leave. But then Jian realized that Qiao still has a lot of feelings for her, she decided NOT to marry.

Meanwhile, Qiao came upon a hundred-year-old merchant map from a beggar. He bought it from the beggar and took it home to study it. He realized that there is a huge business opportunity doing tea business by re-establishing the tea trading route.

第 20 集 Episode 20

喬致庸著手準備南下販茶卻遭到喬家眾人一致反對。面對巨大的利潤,水、邱、元三家紛紛掏銀子入股。喬致庸說服了家人準備出發時,卻想起還有劉黑七這麼一個仇家,不禁有些擔心。
But the whole Qiao family was against Qiao Ze-Yong going south to re-establish the tea route because there were treacherous conditions (natural and political) along the way. But Qiao managed to obtain investment funding from 3 wealthy families in Chi County, the Suei Family, the Chiu Family (Da Shen Tsang company), and Yuen Family who happens to be Qiao's 2nd brother-in-law. On a side note, Qiao's 2nd sister decided to leave her husband and brought her son back to the Qiao family, while at the same time, her husband lent her money to re-establish the tea route.

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class blockquote vannessave wrote: class blockquote merela wrote:

Welcome, Ginchz, to the c/j/k drama board!!!

Just so you all know, the lead actor and actress met and fell in love on this show. I think they are married and are expecting a baby in January.
Wow, that is kind of cool. How long ago was this show made?
They started to film this show in Shan Xi province June 2005. I think it took more than 6 months to complete. This show aired in China earlier this year.
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thank you for your help.The actors are very good so I get the jest of things but all the key words and verbs escape me ...also is this some common tradition to give a piece of ones'hair to seal a bargain? "he cut off part of his pigtail and gave the hair to her as his guarantee to be a good husband" ? where does this come from?
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thank you for your help.The actors are very good so I get the jest of things but all the key words and verbs escape me ...also is this some common tradition to give a piece of ones'hair to seal a bargain? "he cut off part of his pigtail and gave the hair to her as his guarantee to be a good husband" ? where does this come from?
In Qing (Ching) Dynasty, men's pigtails (or queues) are pretty sacred stuff. So for Qiao Ze-Yong to cut off a portion of his hair means something. I suppose he really had nothing he could give her to prove his sincerety. So for Qiao Ze-Yong to cut off part of his hair, he was trying to send a message to his wife. Needless to say, his action touched his new wife's heart and made her believe his sincerety at what he had promised her.

When the Manchurians took over China, they forced all men, especially Han men to don the pigtail-style hair. So by not wearing this hairstyle, the public will know you are a dissident. I guess one do not stay a dissident very long. But after China became a republic in 1911, men began to cut off their queues as a sign of overthrowing the old Manchurian regime in support of the new republic.

I found this in one of the websites after I googled "Qing Dynasty pigtail":

"One hairstyle you don't see on the streets of Beijing anymore is the Manchurian queue or pigtail, made famous by countless historical films set in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The pigtail was originally a symbol of subjugation, imposed by the conquering Manchus at the start of the Qing Dynasty. A long braid hanging down from the back of the head resembles a horse阺 tail and symbolized the speed and endurance of the animal that made the Qing conquest of China possible. The hairstyle consisted of a long braid at the back of the head, with a half-moon shape shaved into the hair above the forehead. Thick hair was fashionable, so the hirsutely-challenged added false hair and even entire false braids. Although the pigtail was initially an unwelcome imposition on Han Chinese men by the invaders, criminals and undesirables were forbidden to wear a ponytail so the style became a status symbol. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, resurgent Han nationalism made cutting off the ponytail a patriotic duty representing the casting off of the yoke of the Manchu Empire."


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