垂簾听政

MandarinEdit

simpl. 垂簾听政
trad. 垂簾聽政

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin chuílián tìngzhèng
Zhuyin ㄔㄨㄟˊ ㄌㄧㄢˊ ㄊㄧㄥˋ ㄓㄥˋ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʰu̯eɪ̯³⁵ li̯ɛn³⁵ tʰiŋ⁵¹⁻⁵³ ʈ͡ʂɤŋ⁵¹/

VerbEdit

垂簾听政 (simplified, Pinyin chuílián tìngzhèng, traditional 垂簾聽政)

  1. (archaic) to handle matters of state while sitting behind a curtain

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 10:49