Jengdau: excellent or genuine
In the past, stores were famous for their honesty. Jengdau meant to give the exact weight measured by a dau (dipper). The shopkeeper would use the measuring tool to obtain the precise amount desired. While jengdau originally referred to the exactness of quantity, it now also means the excellence of quality.

Measuring out the right amount.

I have a jengdau book contract! My Taiwanese generational novel has been picked up by Martin Sisters Publishing. After years of writing/revising, crafting query letters, and honing synopses, my work has paid off. Thank you for all your support throughout this journey!

Comments (12)

On May 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM , Michelle Pond said...

Congratulations, Jennifer!

 
On May 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM , Rebecca Barray said...

That is fantastic! Congrats on all your hard work!!

 
On May 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thanks, Michelle and Rebecca! Now for even more hard work ;)

 
On May 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM , Pat Walsh said...

I'm so happy to hear your good news, Jennifer! Congratulations, and all my best wishes for your success!

 
On May 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM , Sherea VeJauan said...

Congratulations!

 
On May 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thank you so much, Pat and Sherea!

 
On May 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM , Emily McGee said...

CONGRATULATIONS! SO EXCITING! I can't wait to check it out.

 
On May 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thanks, Emily! I'll you know when you can pre-order ;)

 
On June 13, 2013 at 2:09 AM , Amanda Socci said...

Blessed be! Your concepts are original. It was just a matter of time... Good for you.

 
On June 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thanks, Amanda! I'm glad somebody enjoys it and wants it printed :)

 
On July 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM , Amy Pabalan said...

I can't wait to read it, Jennifer!

 
On July 17, 2013 at 10:31 AM , Jennifer Chow said...

Thanks, Amy! It looks like the release date is August 1st.