Three Lifes, Three Worlds, The Pillow Book (Eternal Love of Dream) 三生三世枕上书 by Tang Qi Gong Zi


The start of another one of Tang Qi Gong Zi’s tale of a past life and present life.

If persistentness in the end will still be in vain, who would use up this life to entirety, only to watch over an untouchable love?

If a persistant attraction of more than two thousand years, is to be put down right now, to be cut off, would there be tears to be poured?

Even if honored with the status of a God, Dong Hua would still perish like features.

Even as the female monarch of Qing Qiu, Feng Jiu would still fade away in time.

Although what is unknown, is that when wind and clouds are gone, when he is still walking through never ending years and ages, and occasionally brushing past her, this once legacy making God, would he still be able to remember, from his former days, that little red fox with a patch of snowy white fur on her forehead that had once rested between his sleeves.

That commanding Queen of Qing Qiu of ancient times from the deity clan, whether she can still remember he plucked a strand of Fuling flowers for her in the bygone era.


[Specials in Eng – updated to Part 15] [Radiodrama One till 7 & Two]


[Ebook][Audiobook] [Eng Translation] [Tam sinh tam thế, Chẩm thượng thư]


77 Responses

  1. kpriyono
    kpriyono August 13, 2012 at 1:47 am |

    So there’s a sequel from 3L3W10PB??? As Atsu chan mention before i remember about this Dong Hua but i’m not sure he’s the same person. Maybe i need to take a peek to this novel.

  2. hamster428
    hamster428 August 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm |

    Lol, I did skip the majority of Dong Hua & Feng Jiu’s part, but they were mentioned a few times, I swear! Dong Hua was the guy who reincarnated as Yuanzheng’s father on Earth… the guy who reincarnated not because he was punished but because he wanted to on his own. The one who made Feng Jiu drink all of Zheyan’s wine in lovelorn.

  3. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan February 27, 2013 at 4:20 am |

    sherry! I’m not saying I’ll love Jing Xuan (I probably won’t) but Feng Jiu is so adorable, Dong Hua is just so brutal the way he treats her. Dong Hua is probably the most interesting TQGZ male lead (but I like QIn Mo and Lin Qiao better, heh!) but he’s too cold-hearted.

  4. Sherry
    Sherry February 28, 2013 at 5:14 am |

    LOL, I love Fengjiu to death too. But I don’t think Donghua is cold at all…he’s just so bored, yet he’s not boring. I actually thought he was more nice to Fengjiu that she deserved sometimes…like when she scratched and bit Princess Jiheng, he didn’t even yell at her. I think it’s absolutely necessary for Donghua to take a few thousand years to fall in love, since he’s as old as time itself and even Fengjiu needs to put in a little extra effort. :p

  5. chancy426
    chancy426 February 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm |

    finalllllly all this dong hua love. ppl seriously didnt get me when i said i love dong hua and that he is so amusing. lol this otp must be my most fave of tang qi`s. won’t she write faster….T T im so sure Dong Hua will b tortured in part two.

  6. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan March 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm |

    So I finally finished the Pillow Book yesterday and then I went back to listen to the Feng Jiu/Dong Hua moments in 3L3WTMPB and now the whole story makes sense. So if anyone wants to know the full trajectory of Feng Jiu/Dong Hua, I’ll summarize it below with the story that’s left out in Pillow Book. You have to read TMPB first for some of the Pillow Book to make sense.

    So basically Feng Jiu falls in love with Dong Hua when he saved her and she falls in love with him and wants to repay him. According to Bai Qian, she follows him around quite a bit before begging Si Ming to get her a job at his palace. Then it is mentioned in the Pillow Book that she was quite bullied by Zhi He when she was a palace maid. Then, came the whole Dong Hua and Ji Heng incident and they were trapped into a mural of sorts and Feng Jiu sold her skin and voice in exchange for power to save him and she becomes his pet. But then, when she realized that Ji Heng and Dong Hua were falling in love, she wanted to leave and when Dong Hua finally locked her up for misbehavior, she begins to lose hope. Then Ji Heng had a tiger that almost killed her but Feng Jiu was saved by Si Ming who sent her home.

    But what wasn’t mentioned in the Pillow Book is now mentioned in TMPB – according to Bai Qian, Feng Jiu was supremely upset over losing Dong Hua. When Dong Hua went into the human universe secretly, Feng Jiu (with Si Ming’s help) looked into his mortal life book to grant him a wish. And hilariously, human Dong Hua’s wish was for a woman to truly love him. And according to the life book, he would fall in love with a woman who loved his mortal son (this was the subject of Bai Qian’s mission) and so when one of his concubines died, Feng Jiu took over her body in hopes of giving mortal Dong Hua a true love. And in a hilarious scene in TMPB, Bai Qian and Feng Jiu were able to twist Fate around and mortal Dong Hua falls madly in love with mortal Feng Jiu. Thus, when she returned from the mortal universe after their mortal lifetimes were up, she insisted upon remaining a widow, since she wanted to remain loyal to mortal Dong Hua.

    Thus when her father wanted her to marry Cang Yi (this is back in the Pillow Book) she caused a huge ruckus. This event now brings us back to the present, when Dong Hua and Feng Jiu meet again in the heavens. But since Dong Hua was on a mission, he doesn’t know that mortal Dong Hua was in love with mortal Feng Jiu and he also doesn’t know Feng Jiu was his beloved fox pet. And then, everyone knows the story from here.

    So, my question is, Feng Jiu wanted the Ping Po Guo to resurrect a human, so that human is her mortal husband? I’m still trying to figure that out………..

    This is a link to a sneak preview of the second volume to come out in June:

    I don’t know how legit it is, but it certainly is fun. And there are a lot of short epilogues based on cartoons and they are HILARIOUS. And for fans of Tang Qi, her other characters from other books make appearances too!

  7. Peanuts
    Peanuts March 5, 2013 at 3:46 am |

    I translated abt half of the specials mentioned by Atsu into English. I hope the dry humour has not been lost in translation. If anyone is interested, you can have a read here

  8. Pm
    Pm March 26, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    Hihi wanna ask…the chapters in the ebook…are they complete stories or just part of it? And may I ask what is this VIP thing? So Chinese not too good….can’t really understand most of the Chinese writings in here….so have to rely on asking questions….thanks thanks.

  9. Peanuts
    Peanuts March 26, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    The author has released the first part of the book only. The 2nd part of the book will only be released in June. However a few chapters of the 2nd part are available online.

    I am not sure abt the VIP thing on that site. Probably you need to be a member, pay or earn points to access them. I’ll change the link to free reading:)

    Feel free to ask. We’ll answer you if we know the answers.

  10. Pm
    Pm March 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    Thanks a zillion…..I just realized tat peanut on the 3sites are one and the same….hahahaha…..slow rite….

  11. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 6, 2013 at 12:01 am |

    Hi all,this is my first time commenting all the website!

    Has the pillow book been totally released yet ? I know hamster is doing the english translations for the book but I can’t wait to find out what happen in part 2. Could anyone kindly give a spoiler ? :D

    Welcome:) Book 2 will be released next week, on 12 June so no spoiler, not even on baidu, the chinese website. If you want spoiler for part 2 of book 1, here is what I posted on my blog with some modification.


    FJ is annoyed with DH for coming so late to rescue her. To appease her, he’ll turn into a hanky for her to play, lol. They got closer while living there together & there is even a bed scene but it is not what you think, lol. There is more interactions b/w them and DH is treating FJ better, rather nice to her.

    FJ has also become best buddy with Xiao Yan due to them being neighbour for half a yr. DH is jealous of their r/s especially when FJ is willing to make fresh cake for XY bcos he is a picky eater. The squabble over FJ’s cake b/w DH, XY, Lian Song & little dough is very funny. DH even threw his shoe at XY but pretended it slipped out of his hand lol.

    FJ wanted to win a competition bcos the 1st prize is a special fruit which she is very keen on. So DH gave her lessons & eventually she won. But DH thought she wanted the fruit to make cake for XY so he got LS to switch the prize to peaches. Little dough is so cute asking for bigger share of the peaches for his parents when FJ didn’t want them:)

    FJ is dejected bcos she thought DH switched the fruit bcos Ji Heng wanted the special fruit. She decided to go and steal the fruit. But she fell into ‘Allan’ dream, a dream which you can’t wake up. XY told DH & he immediately jumped into the dream trying to rescue her. Book 1 ended with both of them trapped in the dream, FJ unconscious & DH lost his power. DH found out fr LS that FJ is his missing beloved red fox.

  12. serendipity
    serendipity June 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm |

    Hi all, this is my first time commenting all the website!

    Has the pillow book been totally released yet ? I know hamster is doing the english translations for the book but I can’t wait to find out what happen in part 2. Could anyone kindly give a spoiler ? 😀

  13. serendipity
    serendipity June 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm |

    Thanks for the reply Peanuts !

    I can read Chinese (albeit not very well) so I looked at the ebook link posted up. Some chapters from part two are posted up. Took a peek at the later chapters and it seems that some guy wants to resurrect Alan and is making using of FQ?

    Read the translated specials on your blog too peanuts ! DH’s humor is certainly … Unique :p Am still wondering why he fell for FQ. From the specials, it seems that he likes her naive personality and furry outer appearance.

    I wish the author would make DH suffer more in part two so we can know the depth of his love for FQ!! But it was absolutely hilarious to watch FQ and xiao yan misread the DH and LiHeng situation.

    Oh yeah some chapters in part two seem to be VIP access in the link only ?(page 9)

  14. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 7, 2013 at 12:42 am |

    Haha, peanuts is too lazy to read the first few chapters of book 2 as the printed version may be different. Patient, just a few more days & you get a whole book.

    According to those super fans in baidu, book 2 may not be the ending:( Also, they are running riot there bcos someone leaked out that there will be XOXO scenes b/w DH & FJ. I hope you are over 18 yo, lol. Don’t know why they are so excited to see DH naked, lol.

    I think it is mentioned DH has a fetish for furry stuff. Also, don’t forget DH is an old man so usually he’ll like young grass who’ll hero worship him, an ego thing, lol. In addition, most of the time, the guy prefers the girl to be more naive & silly and not as smart as them.

    Revision !!! There is a delay & the book won’t be out at least until end of July:(

  15. serendipity
    serendipity June 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |

    Yes Peanuts way over eighteen (boo). Maybe it is not the prospect of nekid DH but the potential humor in the scenes ?? Haha I really can’t imagine our Dijun & FQ in those serious love scenes (a la YH and BQ).

    Book 2 isn’t the end, means that there might be a book 3? I didn’t know that the pillow book wasn’t complete or else I wouldn’t have started it. It would be a painful wait 🙁

  16. Peanuts
    Peanuts June 10, 2013 at 12:24 am |

    Nothing funny about boating scenes but with dong Hua everything is funny. Maybe this will happen when he was in the mortal world and feng jiu was his concubine.

    Tang qi is still writing so not sure. Patient, nowadays authors love to release in parts to earn more money.

    Arrgh somemore I am going to Beijing to buy the book, now cannot buy, boo!

  17. rinchan
    rinchan September 11, 2013 at 10:22 am |

    ฺLast volume will release on October 10 th

  18. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 14, 2013 at 2:07 am |

    ฺLast volume will release on October 10 th

    Thanks for the info but unfortunately Tang 7’s official weibo said it is not true. I know most of you are very excited but you need to wait for the official announcement fr Tang 7’s weibo for the release date:(

  19. rinchan
    rinchan September 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm |

    Peanuts,Thank for this news.

  20. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 16, 2013 at 4:14 am |

    TQ officially posted on her weibo that the draft should be finished by this Thur as a birthday present to her editor. It is also mid-autumn festival. Thus, the book publication should not be faraway.

    The bad news is many ppl think this book will have BE (bad ending) due to what TQ posted abt she is tired & doesn’t want him anymore.


    This could be a red herring but do prepare for the worse:(

  21. queenanon
    queenanon September 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm |

    I’m waiting for the whole story to be finished before starting this book. It’s high on my reading list but I usually don’t read stories unless they’re finished…

    I hope there’s a good/happy ending though. I love angst and all but after all the sadness I want to see some happiness for our characters…

    Somebody please tell me how this ends once it comes out 😀
    I’m OK with spoilers so yeah… 🙂

  22. Pm
    Pm September 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm |

    Oky… pls dun tell me I’m going to cry buckets with dh dying k….coz I’m really going to be upset!!!!!

  23. Pm
    Pm September 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm |

    Oky reading it properly…sounds more like fj doesn’t want dh anymore coz it seems dh has not lived up to her expectations……

  24. Serendipity
    Serendipity September 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    Thanks for the update Peanuts !

    Ohhh I hope it is just a red herring !! TQ wouldn’t give a bad ending for FQ right ?? I think FQ and DH is the funniest couple that I have encountered so
    far. Really grown to love their interactions (through hamster’s translations too) Come on DH – how can you let your cuddly red fox down 🙁

  25. chancy426
    chancy426 September 25, 2013 at 2:50 am |

    TQ officially posted on her weibo that the draft should be finished by this Thur as a birthday present to her editor. It is also mid-autumn festival. Thus, the book publication should not be faraway.

    The bad news is many ppl think this book will have BE (bad ending) due to what TQ posted abt she is tired & doesn’t want him anymore.


    This could be a red herring but do prepare for the worse:(

    e……. that might just be the beginning of part 2. Meaning DH will do the chasing from part two. I’ll b so happy!

  26. decembi
    decembi December 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm |

    I love this site and so glad that I found Three Lives Three Worlds from it! I’m translating my favourite chapter in Book 2, Chapter 18 (full of DongHua Feng Jiu love) if anyone is interested:

  27. decembi
    decembi December 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
  28. Acrosstime
    Acrosstime March 3, 2017 at 7:39 am |

    Been a loooong time! But I came back to reread this cus I fell in love with the fengjiu donghua cp after watching the three mile peach blossom drama. Dila reba did such a good job acting fengjiu. I pray they turn pillowbookk into a drama with her as main!!!!

  29. Bumblebee
    Bumblebee April 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm |

    Is this book really that good?
    When did Dong Hua realised he live Feng Jiu?
    Did he ever remember his life as a human when he was Feng Jiu’s husband..
    So far I am up to chapter 3 and it is not as good as the 1st one…

  30. Dulce
    Dulce August 14, 2017 at 7:06 am |

    When I finished the books, I cried so much, I got a nosebleed. I think it’s safe to say I’m wayyyy too attached to this couple.

  31. Foggy
    Foggy August 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm |

    I just finished both the 2 pillow books and I loved them. I was so upset when I was at the very end of the 2nd book and thinking that the worst was going to happen and it was going to be another tragic Chinese drama XianXia ending with no happy ever after. I loved her writing, the translation to English was great (even the annotations to explain Chinese idioms, or poetry) especially the fact that there was contemporary English in there that young people in specific used. I can’t wait for more translations, because seriously, I can’t learn Chinese fast enough and it’s slow going.

  32. Naomi Chiu Chiu Train
    Naomi Chiu Chiu Train November 8, 2017 at 8:53 am |

    Why did the handkerchief Donghua “turned into” (but was actually tricking Fengjiu) have a “Ji” on it? It made Fengjiu think it was a treasured hanky from Jiheng, but was that a misunderstanding?

    While inside Aranya’s Dream, Donghua made another version of the Miaohua Glass that could view the past and present lives of mortals – he used this to find out about Aranya and Chenye’s past. Towards the end of the story, why didn’t Donghua use this Miaohua Glass to search for Fengjiu when she ran away? Why did he need to search for her for 200 years?

  33. Naomi Chiu Chiu Train
    Naomi Chiu Chiu Train November 8, 2017 at 8:54 am |

    ^I meant – the new Miaohua Glass he made could view the past and present lives of IMMORTALS. He gave the mortal-viewing glass to the Demon Clan.

  34. whengenithwrites
    whengenithwrites March 31, 2018 at 7:11 am |

    done reading this one. Can’t wait for the drama series. I cried a lot while reading the part where Dong Hua didn’t showed up at the wedding and she later found out she’s pregnant. The ending part too…. T______T but love love love to read it over and over again.

  35. jun
    jun April 4, 2018 at 2:59 am |

    Were the radio dramas removed from ximalaya? The link doesn’t work anymore and searching on the app only churns out less popular results 🙁

  36. chancy426
    chancy426 March 31, 2022 at 9:58 am |

    Anyone tried the new sequel novel about Lian Song and Cheng Yu’s side story?

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