I'm at about 50% and so far it has been nothing but court gossip.

Two Years in the Forbidden City - The Princess Der Ling


Clothes, jewelry, jealousy among the ladies in waiting (or whatever the term is for the Chinese court), shoes, food, hair, following the Empress around because she wants a pinic over here, more butt kissing than you can shake a stick at. 


Surprise over the eunuchs not being happy in their stations as lower than slaves.

I'm sorry, if someone cut your dick off I don't think you would be particularly pleased to serve them either.