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to handle official business / to work (esp. in an office)
  *公* | 公* | *公
public / collectively owned / common / international (e.g. high seas, metric system, calendar) / make public / fair / just / Duke, highest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 / honorable (gentlemen) / father-in-law / male (animal)
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
Duke of Zhou (11th c. BC), son of King Wen of Zhou 周文王, played an important role as regent in founding the Western Zhou 西周, and is also known as the "God of Dreams"
husband's father / grandpa / eunuch
Jigong or Daoji (1130-1207), Southern Song Dynasty Buddhist monk
Lord Guan (i.e. 關羽|关羽)
(coll.) mother's father / maternal grandfather
Your Highness / Your Majesty
Lord Bao or Judge Bao, fictional nickname of Bao Zheng 包拯 (999-1062), Northern Song official renowned for his honesty
Lei Gong or Duke of Thunder, the God of Thunder in Chinese mythology
great-grandfather / (old) grandfather / father
lord / master / young gentleman / male prostitute / catamite / mahjong player disqualified by unintentionally taking in the wrong number of dominoes / (old form of address for one's husband) husband
heaven / lord of heaven
princes and dukes / aristocrat
justly / impartially
to pursue public affairs
Duke Mu of Qin, the first substantial king of Qin (ruled 659-621 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
self-restraint and devotion to public duties (idiom); selfless dedication / to serve the public interest wholeheartedly
lit. deal sincerely and fairly (idiom); frank and open-minded / plain speaking / Let's talk frankly and openly between ourselves. / to put one's cards on the table
paperless office
Duke Huan of Qi (reigned 685-643 BC), one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
(old) grandfather / polite address for an elderly man, or a woman's father-in-law / (Taiwanese) grandfather
to confiscate
Huang Shigong, also known as Xia Huanggong 夏黃公|夏黄公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author
gentlemen (form of address)
Duke Wen of Jin (697-628 BC, reigned 636-628 BC), one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
great uncle / grandfather's younger brother / husband's father's younger brother
Duke of Pei (i.e. 劉邦|刘邦)
Grand Scribe, the title by which Sima Qian 司馬遷|司马迁 refers to himself in Records of the Historian 史記|史记
Makung city in Penghu county 澎湖縣|澎湖县 (Pescadores Islands), Taiwan
(law) obstructing government administration (Hong Kong)
Mu Kung or Tung Wang Kung, God of the Immortals (Taoism)
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
Duke Xiang of Song (reigned 650-637 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
helmsman / boatman
Duke Xiao of Qin, 秦國|秦国, ruled 361-338 BC during the Warring States Period
lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 (idiom); refers to 206 BC plot to murder Liu Bang, aka Duke of Pei 沛公 and the future Han emperor, during a sword dance at Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴 / an elaborate deception to hide malicious intent
to commandeer / to take over for the state
Hu Egong (1884-1951), Chinese revolutionary and politician
Li Wei Gong / Duke Li of Wei, official title of Li Jing 李靖
honorific title for Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石
Lhagang grassland in Dartsendo county 康定縣|康定县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
Tudi Gong, the God of the earth
altogether / in all
deceased father / deceased senior male figure
to give up one's private interests for the public good (idiom); to behave altruistically / selfless and public spirited
hero (of a novel or film) / main protagonist
old man / husband's father / father-in-law / court eunuch
unjust / unfair
every drop returns to the public good (idiom); not one penny is misused
in the course of doing one's work / on business
Xia Huanggong also known as Huang Shigong 黃石公|黄石公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author of ”Three Strategies of Huang Shigong” 黃石公三略|黄石公三略, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
see Jiang Ziya 姜子牙
head of a family / (polite) my father / (polite) my grandfather / your esteemed father
piggy (joking name)
(honorific) your father
aged gentleman (dialect, respectful term)
heroine (of a novel or film) / main female protagonist
variant of 艄公

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