Lily's personal servant girl with unbound feet at the Lu house. Yonggang takes her duties to Lily very seriously and carries correspondence between Lily and Snow Flower. She later looks out for Lily's children during the typhoid outbreak. When Lily begins destroying mementos of her relationship with Snow Flower, Yonggang hides the fan and other items.
The timeline below shows where the character Yonggang appears in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Hair-Pinning Days: The Flower-Sitting Chair
...she has been since she read Snow Flower's letter. In the kitchen, Lily's servant girl, Yonggang, has already hauled water and built a fire. Lily performs her chores and later, she... (full context)
Hair-Pinning Days: Truth
...her marriage, Lily packs to go to Snow Flower's house for her Sitting and Singing. Yonggang escorts her through Tongkou, carrying a basket of embroidery supplies. When they reach Snow Flower's... (full context)
Hair-Pinning Days: The Temple of Gupo
...kitchen. Lily expects admonishment from her mother-in-law, but when Lily finally emerges, Lady Lu and Yonggang are smiling. Two weeks later, when Lily is at her own home, she wakes up... (full context)
Rice-and-Salt Days: Sons
Rice-and-Salt-Days: Joy and Sorrow
Rice-and-Salt Days: Into the Clouds
Sitting Quietly: Regret
...after that the days, weeks, and years began running together. Lily saw everyone die, including Yonggang and Jade. Lily’s first son became a jinshi scholar and has already bought Lily a... (full context)