御宇

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Chinese[edit]

to rule; to govern room; universe
simp. and trad.
(御宇)

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御宇

  1. (archaic) to rule over an empire; to sit on the throne

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A reference to the Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, whose relationship to Yang Guifei brought to mind the Emperor Wu of Han's relationship to his concubine, Consort Li. Bai Juyi would have considered it unpoetic to refer to his subject directly.