1) What is your genre? Adult dystopian.
2) What is the majority of the setting like? It's somewhat urban, considering we have the (very old) trains and cars. There are buildings and palaces in the traditional Chinese style. However, most of Delenno is farmland, and we see some of that too.
3) Has this world got a memorial landmarks of any kind? There's the palace that Talisa, a recently-dead-and-usurped queen, built after her coronation. On the left, that's a picture of how a typical Chinese mansion would look like; on the left, there's a picture of golden gates that reminded Christina, my beta, of the capital.
5) What time period is it set around? Have you used an concepts from historical eras? Well, I mentioned when the Kuomintang ruled in the mainland at the beginning of the post, but I also took inspiration from the Qing dynasty, the Japanese occupation, as well as a smattering of more recent history.
6) Who is in control in this world? Who is leading? Is it a Monarchy, or is it run by a Government? At first, the Qihrin were an elite minority. But there was a President with an absolutely useless Senate. (No, America, I'm not looking at you.) Then the aforementioned Talisa became the ruling queen and tried to restore Delennian social status. However, she failed and when the story starts, Delenno is ruled by a Qihrin king.
7) What are some of the laws this world has? Nothing special, actually. Basically do not insult the state, do not steal from the state, do not make war on the state. Just try to behave. *nods*
8) What is the common religion of this world? And what are traditions they have? Religion is something I have yet to work out in detail, but the culture is very Confucian. Respect is a huge thing, to the shock of Heather, my CP. Unfortunately, so is misogyny.
9) Are there any special (annual) events or holidays that are celebrated? There's a thing I call first newday; each month starts like newday, secondday, thirdday, fourthday, and so today, 17th February, would be second seventeenthday (of the year). However, it should actually be following the Chinese calendar ... hmmm. Anyhow, first newday is essentially New Year, wherein everything is painted red, people go to the theater, and kids light
Am I lifting too much from Chinese history? What suggestions do you have with regards to worldbuilding, especially religion? Is this all too much Chinese culture to swallow?* Share in the comments!
*have no fear, I shall explain more this Saturday. Not about Winner Takes All, about Chinese culture.