The Chinese city where the author's mother was born. This is where the author's grandmother lives as a child and where she is given to the general as a concubine.
The Chinese city where De-hong moves when she is a child. Dr. Xia plans to build a new practice there. It is a walled city, but the city has overflowed, and there are buildings outside the wall.
An instrument played by Yu-Fang and meant to impress the general.
A quasi-religious sect to which Dr. Xia belongs, which calls for no tobacco or alcohol. Translated, it means "Society of Reason."
The place outside Jinzhou where a shallow pit was dug for dumping bodies from nearby prison camps. This is also where families who had unwanted baby daughters dumped those bodies.
This city is blockaded for a long period, but the people within...
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