Home > urban > Marriage of the Di Daughter > CH 49

Marriage of the Di Daughter CH 49

Author:Qian Shan Cha Ke Category:urban Update time:2023-01-01 23:09:07


Chapter 49 Part 1: Genuine

Please, read this at BloomingTranslation blog.

We spend a lot of time and effort to bring you the best quality translations we can provide, so please show us respect by reading from our site instead of aggregators that steal our work.

“Wait a moment.” Jiang Li said.

A lofty voice suddenly came through and filled the atmosphere.

All the people in the surrounding who were watching the excitement turned their head and saw Jiang Li coming over. 

At first Liu Zimin looked around before seeing a delicate girl walking through the crowd.

His eyes became bright at once, his voice also carried a teasing tone as he asked: “What is the meaning of this girl” 

Bai Xue saw this scene and followed closely by Jiang Li’s side.

An idea formed in her mind, if this mouse-looking boy dared to touch Jiang Li, even just with his little finger; she would beat the crap out of him.

Jiang Li said as she smiled: “May I ask, what did this young master do” Her finger pointed at the young man. 

“What did he do” Liu Zimin jeered loudly and grinned: “This young lady wishes to stand up for the truth in this matter, perhaps because we are bullying this brother.

Then I will explain in a few words, we are not taking advantage and bullying people.” He said: “This brother, Ye Shijie, ruined this family heirloom’s ink treasure.

Here, it’s this 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》.   

《Bird Drinking in Spring  》was a masterpiece painting from the previous dynasty’s great master, Zeng Zimo1.

After his death, people spent a lot of money to buy the works he left behind.

Especially among the literate families, it was an honor to be able to collect Zeng Zimo’s ink treasures.

Supposing that Liu Zimin’s painting was truly 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》, Ye Shijie could be considered as falling into great trouble.   

“This 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》 is priceless.

Considering that brother Ye does not originate from the capital, I was willing to compromise and let brother Ye compensate me with 32,000 gold, which is not a loss at all.

Unexpectedly, brother Ye, this person, was really too much and refused to even give a penny.

Is this still coming from Xiangyang’s Ye family’s So stingy, could this be the inherent quality of a merchant” Talking up to here, Liu Zimin burst into loud laughter. 

The surrounding people listened to what he said and laughed as well.

Everyone was laughing at Liu Zimin’s words “inherent quality of a merchant”.

The Yan Dynasty was originally light on merchants.

Within the four classes of ancient China of scholars, farmers, artisans and merchants, merchants were placed at the very bottom.

Ye Shijie clenched his teeth.

While restraining his anger, he said: “I really didn’t ruin that painting.

You pounced on it yourself when I was writing!” 

“Aiyaya,” Liu Zimin said: “you are actually still maliciously slandering.

Is this young master so idle to destroy this famous painting belonging to me” After saying this, he seemed to recall there’s Jiang Li at the side and said: “This young lady, come here and state the logic..” 

Jiang Li laughed and said: “Is it possible to let me look at the young master’s painting I have never seen the real 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》, yet it has unexpectedly been ruined.

What a pity.” She seemed to regret it very much.

Liu Zimin looked at her appearance like this and generously handed the painting over: “If the young lady wishes to see, then take a look!” He noticed that Jiang Li’s dressing style did not seem to be from an ordinary family.

But when did such a moist and bright young miss from an official family come to Yanjing He really wasn’t aware of it.

He thought of letting someone inquire later, if the family background was somewhat inferior, it was not too bad to take her back as a concubine.  

Not far from the crowd, Jiang You Yao and the other two people above the carriage were also watching this scene.

Jiang You Yao asked: “What is she doing”

“Third sister,” Jiang Yu’e warned: “That Ye Shijie is a person from Xiangyang’s Ye family.

A person from second sister’s maternal family.”

Jiang You Yao understood immediately and took another look at Jiang Li: “Let’s continue watching.”

Jiang Li took the painting 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》 into her hands and studied it carefully. 

《Bird Drinking in Spring  》, the picture was of the coming of spring.

A songbird in the valley stood on a branch of flowers that was drooping on the water surface, a picture of its own reflection drinking the creek water.

The flowers in the valley were in full bloom, the songbird was brisk and lively, the water in the creek was so clear that the bottom could be seen.

Each part was painted vividly.  

But now that painting had a long tear from the bottom, almost splitting the painting in two. 


1: My apology, I thought the author refers to an actual historical figure Zengzi, but after further research apparently this is a made up figure, Zeng Zimo.

Do not expect to really find his picture -_- I tried 1.

Nigaria: Who cares I put one image nonetheless, chinese trad painting is so beautiful, why shouldn’t we admire when we have the chance

Chapter 49 Part 2: Genuine

Due to Jiang Li’s presence, the people surrounding them to watch the play grew.

Ye Shijie wrinkled his brows but on the contrary, Liu Zi Min was more patient.

Please, read this at BloomingTranslation blog.

We spend a lot of time and effort to bring you the best quality translations we can provide, so please show us respect by reading from our site instead of aggregators that steal our work.

After looking at it for a while, Jiang Li put down the painting in her hand.

Instead of returning the painting to Liu Zimin, she spoke: “Master Zeng’s ink treasures are indeed precious.

It’s really interesting, hard to come by and invaluable.


She hadn’t completed her words yet but Liu Zimin’s brows had risen an inch higher.

Upon hearing Jiang Li’s final words, he subconsciously asked: “But what”

“This painting is fake,” said Jiang Li.

“This painting is…….” Liu Zimin reacted suddenly and spoke loudly: “How is it possible” When he again looked at Jiang Li, the original amiable look was no longer there. 

Ye Shijie was stunned and also looked at Jiang Li. 

“This painting was copied very well and resembled the original very much.

However, it still cannot conceal the fact that it’s a counterfeit.

According to the current market value of the closest resemblance counterfeit goods, this painting would at most fetch no more than 52 silvers.

Young master Ye,” she looked at Ye Shijie: “you only need to pay 52 silvers to this young master, that’s it.”

“Little girl,” Liu Zimin sneered evilly: “Red mouth white teeth1 , if you say that it’s a fake then it’s a fake This painting is a genuine article! You must not speak recklessly.”

“Yes ah,” the surrounding crowd jeered: “How are you going to prove it”

Jiang Li wasn’t in a hurry and spoke steadily: “Master Zeng was from the previous dynasty.The pen and ink from the previous dynasty used silk from back then.

However, there wasn’t any double-threaded silk fabric in the former dynasty.”

“Double-threaded silk” Baixue asked doubtfully.

“The double-threaded silk fabric the previous dynasty produced was coarse and thin.

But look at this painting scroll, it’s spotlessly white, smooth and thick.

It’s clearly a double-threaded silk fabric.

It’s not possible for the former dynasty’s Master Zeng to use the current double-threaded silk fabric to paint.

This is the first point.” 

“The second point, the stamp is incorrect.

The former dynasty never used this stone stamp.

If it was a stamp from the previous dynasty, it would have the marks specific to the previous dynasty:  the place where each character stops should appear thicker than the original writing.

But it appears relatively light and rather yellowish.

The stamp of this painting is smooth, the color is reddish.

It’s clearly wrong.”

While talking, Jiang Li explained and showed the《Bird Drinking in Spring  》picture in her hand for everyone to see. If nobody had said anything, they wouldn’t think so but once the words were out, in the light of Jiang Li’s words, sure enough, they felt something didn’t seem right.

Very soon Liu Zimin’s complexion became more and more ugly.

On the contrary, Ye Shijie became more and more amazed.

Jiang Li smiled: “The most important point is, the idea in this painting of 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》lies in Master Zeng’s attention to details.

While the songbird was pecking, in the water there’s an inverted painting of the songbird.

The same goes the other way, there’s water reflected in the songbird’s eye.

There should also be a shadow of the songbird on the blossoming branch.

However, in this  《Bird Drinking in Spring  》 painting, there isn’t any reflection in the water or in the eye.”

“Therefore,” Jiang Li smiled: “Young master’s 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》’s painting is a counterfeit.

A counterfeit painting of 《Bird Drinking in Spring  》for 3,200 gold, this is just a fantasy.”

[T/N: The author wrote 32,000 gold in the previous chapter and 3,200 in this chapter T-T.]

Liu Zimin flew into a rage out of humiliation and reached his hand out to grab the painting in Jiang Li’s hand.

How could Jiang Li let him get away with it, Bai Xue had long ago smartly taken the painting passed to her and held it up high, displaying it for everyone to examine. 

“Do you know who I am” Liu Zimin finally couldn’t help it, exposed himself and said evilly: “You dare to slander me so much, when my dad knows about it you’ll get into big trouble!”

Upon hearing him, Jiang Li put away the smile on her face and said indifferently: “I don’t know who you are.

But you dare to be so insolent towards me, when my dad knows it, your trouble won’t be small either.” 

“I actually want to know which family you came from, report your name!” Liu Zimin spoke angrily.

“From the capital’s Jiang family, the daughter of the chief assistant’s di wife, Jiang second miss.” Jiang Li said.

    ------Off topic------

Ah Li: My father is Li Gang ╭(╯^╰)╮

“My Dad is Li Gang!” (Chinese: 我爸是李剛!; Pinyin: wǒ bà shì lǐ gāng) is a popular catchphrase used ironically among Chinese netizens to avoid responsibility.

The phrase stems from a fatal hit and run incident that occured near Hebei University in Baoding, China, in which a drunk driver named Li Qiming yelled at his pursuers, “Go ahead, sue me if you dare.

My dad is Li Gang!”, referring to the Deputy Director of Baoding Public Security Bureau.

As a result, any reference to “Li Gang” has become associated with acting recklessly above the law because of supposed connections to government officials.


1: Red mouth white teeth: an idiom refers to the normal appearance of ordinary people, but this is a scolding if they say something abnormal.

Perhaps something like, “have eyes but can’t see” 1


Set up
Set up
Reading topic
font style
YaHei Song typeface regular script Cartoon
font style
Small moderate Too large Oversized
Save settings
Restore default
Scan the code to get the link and open it with the browser
Bookshelf synchronization, anytime, anywhere, mobile phone reading
Chapter error
Current chapter
Error reporting content
Add < Pre chapter Chapter list Next chapter > Error reporting