垂簾

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Chinese[edit]

 
to hang (down); droop; dangle; bend down; hand down; bequeath; nearly; almost; to approach
curtain
simp. and trad.
(垂簾)

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Verb[edit]

垂簾

  1. (literary, historical) to sit behind a curtain (and handle matters of state)

Usage notes[edit]

  • A practice which allowed an empress or empress dowager to preside at court, without actually being seen by her subjects (which was forbidden). This would usually be done by the mother of a child emperor.

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