These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Bridge of Birds
Complete Monster: The Duke of Ch'in. He's introduced as a tyrant who only cares about money, power, and obtaining immortality. To do so he tricked three gullible handmaidens into giving the feathers of the Princess of Birds' crown to him (thus rendering her unable to meet her lover in Heaven) and then murdered them so that they couldn't ask for them back. The Duke then drowned a city just to be able to hide his Soul Jar there, and cursed the three aforementioned handmaidens to guard his Soul Jar, essentially binding them to protect their murderer's heart for eternity. Ten Ox declares that the Duke "must have the coldest heart in the world!"
Tear Jerker: Miser Shen's prayer to his dead daughter is incredibly poignant.
Unfortunate Implications: You can count the number of positive female characters in this book on one hand. Okay, one hand plus one extra finger. Take away the ones who are treated solely as love interests or sex objects. Now take away the ones who are brainwashed and/or dead. Do you have any fingers left?