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Old 2012-02-16, 14:23   Link #1
Tom Bombadil
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Chang Ge Xing / Chouka Kou

The title of the series is "長歌行", which is pronounced "Chang Ge Xing" in Chinese and "Chouka Kou" in Japanese.

Story:

The story is set in early Tang Dynasty, after the Xuanwu Gate Incident, in which Li Shimin the prince of Qin, killed the crown prince and usurped the throne soon after. It is under such background that our female protagonist set out to discard her former identities and seek revenge against the most powerful man in her world.

Genre: Historical, Seinen, strong female, reverse trap.

From Baka-update:

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Chang An in the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907): The demon star is passing through the sky, clamity is about to befall the Tang Dynasty - because of a woman

The title began serializing in the February Issue of “Manyou” of 2011, and subquequently via Chinese online release on u17.com at the end of April.
The Japanese release started with the Nov. Issue of Ultra Jump the same year, which went on sale 19th Oct. 2011
About the author:

Xia Da is a female mangaka from China. In 2008, she won the Gold Prize in the girls’ category of the fiction section, the Fifth OACC Golden Dragon Award Original Animation & Comic Competition, the biggest one in China of its kind.

Besides this work, she also have produced a mystery and slice of life series called 子不語 (Zi Bu Yu), also called 誰も知らない in Japanese. Similarly to this work, Zi bu yu has also been published in ultra-jump in Japan. You may find the scan of a couple of chapters of this series online.

One volume of Chouka Kou and 3 volumes of Zi Bu Yu has been released in both Chinese and Japanese(which can be found in amazon JP).
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Link to photos of the magazine it is serialized in.
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Where to read it? If you understand Chinese, you may find it on u17. (No legal issues since it is the official online release). Unfortunately, scans are hard to find. If anyone is interested in scanning, I can be of some help in translation, though the language is a bit hard.

I have read every chapter that has been released and loved it. The story has been sophisticated, and the characters are very sharp. The methodical yet ruthlessness of some of the characters gives me shivers. We don't have any romance yet since the story is still in its early stage. I am a bit worried about that actually, not for this story in particular, but rather for this genre. Will it turn too much Shoujo if the girl falls in love? At times the protagonist seems to be too perfect (other than the breast department). So far it has been working out greatly for her, but I wonder if it actually cuts into her space of development.

Anyway, eagerly waiting for updates.
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Old 2012-02-16, 14:41   Link #2
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The title of the series is "長歌行", which is pronounced "Chang Ge Xing" in Chinese and "Chouka Kou" in Japanese.
the title reminds me of a title form Ku Lung.

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The story is set in early Tang Dynasty, after the Xuanwu Gate Incident, in which Li Shimin the prince of Qin, killed the crown prince and usurped the throne soon after. It is under such background that our female protagonist set out to discard her former identities and seek revenge against the most powerful man in her world.
not just his older brother but his younger brother as well.

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About the author:

Xia Da is a female mangaka from China. In 2008, she won the Gold Prize in the girls’ category of the fiction section, the Fifth OACC Golden Dragon Award Original Animation & Comic Competition, the biggest one in China of its kind.
*gets potato launcher ready
need to keep Saintheart away form her.
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Old 2012-02-16, 20:33   Link #3
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Hmm. The female lead looks so badass in the first pic.

@Xia Da Oh shi-! I've never seen a mangaka as hot as that!
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Old 2012-02-16, 20:40   Link #4
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Xia Da was never my type of girl. Still, I will protect her from perverts.
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Old 2012-02-17, 00:04   Link #5
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Aw man, I really can't find any English scans
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Old 2012-05-28, 06:46   Link #6
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Found this on Baidu. I am not sure whether it is done by the author or a fan.

The link at the lower right corner is the author's weibo (Chinese equivalent of twiter), so it should be the work of the auther.
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