Being a Lady of an Influential Family - Chapter 7.1
After hearing the story, Bai Xi happily took Leng Sa to the prosperous commercial center of Yong city. The most striking thing here was the six-storey building. Yong city was an old city with a history going back thousands of years. Many tall buildings have been built in recent years, but the department store was the most talked about. Yongcheng was also one of the most prosperous cities in Anxia today. Walking on the streets of Yong city sometimes gave people a strange feeling, like they were traveling between ancient and modern times. Sometimes this street was a quaint courtyard alley, but you might be able to see high-rise buildings when one turned a corner.
Modernized transportation such as cars were still rare even in places like Yong city, but there were trams in the city center, and cars and even two-wheeled motorcycles passed by from time to time.
The pedestrians walking the street were also in different shapes and colors, including young people in student clothes, modern young men and women in Western clothes, and people in gorgeous and beautiful traditional clothes as well as long gowns. Sometimes foreigners with varying degrees of hair colors and skin tones could also be seen. It seemed that everyone was accustomed to living in such a world that was changing all the time.
This place had been the largest and most prosperous department store in Yong city since it was built; it still is the case today.
Having been in this world for three years, Leng Sa had already determined that she was not going back to the past. This was a completely different world, with a completely different history and legends. Of course, there were some that made her feel familiar, like Anlan University where she was now.
The predecessor of Anlan University was Dongling’s Anlan College in ancient times. It was originally a college for women.
More than a hundred years ago, when the comprehensive university was just emerging, it was changed to Anlan Women’s University in response to the trend. Almost 20 years ago, restrictions were lifted and changed to a true comprehensive university with co-education. Although up to this day, when the ratio of men to women in other universities in Beijing was 7:3, the ratio of men to women in Anlan university was around 8:2. Eight for girls and two for boys.
It’s hard to admit, but the woman who used to laugh and curse together with her every day, now became the founder of her school, and Leng Sa felt a bit complicated about this. Every time she heard the teachers and students of the school enthusiastically praise the great achievements of Princess consort Rui of Donglin in establishing Anlan College, she couldn’t help but complain in silence: These people certainly wouldn’t think that lazy Xie Anlan would work hard with Rui King. She might have completely taken a fancy to his face.
Leng Sa was now studying at the school of Arts of Anlan University. This major was chosen by old master Leng, and Leng Sa didn’t care. She just needed to go to school instead of thinking about which major to finish. Moreover, what she needed most was the knowledge of the world’s literature and history.
The worst one was the blood fox, who had not even left a name in history. There were many unofficial histories and the notes of Princess Regent Da Sheng collected in the library of Anlan University mentioned that this person did a lot of important things in the past. However, the notes of the Regent princess were considered as stories, which were generally not accepted by later historians.
It was said that there was a tomb called the Tomb of Gods on an overseas island country. Leng Sa thought about it, and if there’s nothing to do anymore in the future, she wanted to go and check it out.