The Jade Peony

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Chapter one

How does the honorific (formal title) “Sin-Saang” differ from “Suk” and what does it mean when Wong-Suk asks Jook-Liang to use it when addressing him? (p. 24)

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Suk meant someone about Father's age, or much younger. Suk was more informal than Sin-saang. Suk, I thought, and knew he was younger than Father even if he was very old on the outside.

This change of address took their relationship to a more personal level.

He was giving us his secret magic name as a blessing.


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