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Empresses in the Palace 

Zhen Huan Zhuan (original title)
Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Li Sun ...  Zhen Huan 76 episodes, 2012
Jianbin Chen ...  Yongzheng Emperor 74 episodes, 2012
Qian Sun ...  Cui Jinxi 72 episodes, 2012
Ada Choi ...  Empress 70 episodes, 2012
Lyric Lan ...  Huanbi / ... 67 episodes, 2012
Tien-Chu Lee ...  Su Peisheng 67 episodes, 2012
Kai-chun Yang ...  Jianqiu 67 episodes, 2012
Xin-ran Tao ...  An Lingrong 59 episodes, 2012
Ziyan Yang ...  Feng Ruozhao 58 episodes, 2012
Xi Lan ...  Shen Meizhuang 55 episodes, 2012
Yixin Liang ...  Baojuan 54 episodes, 2012
Zihan Zhou ...  Caiyue 51 episodes, 2012
Kang Luo ...  Xiao Yunzi 47 episodes, 2012
Meixi Wan ...  Xin 45 episodes, 2012
Xin Jiang ...  Nian Shilan 40 episodes, 2012
Yi-tong Liu ...  Songzhi 38 episodes, 2012
Jing-yi Zhan ...  Liuzhu 37 episodes, 2012
Si-si Chen ...  Cao Qinmo 35 episodes, 2012
Dong-xue Li ...  Yunli 35 episodes, 2012
Yameng Zhang ...  Consort Qi 35 episodes, 2012
Leanne Lau ...  Empress Dowager Renshou 33 episodes, 2012
Xiaolong Zhang ...  Wen Shichu 33 episodes, 2012
Shumei Tian ...  Sun Zhuxi 32 episodes, 2012
Hanbang Wang ...  Zhou Ninghai 31 episodes, 2012
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Storyline

Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 November 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Zhen Huan See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes) | (76 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Yongzheng emperor in reality only ruled for 12 years See more »

Goofs

At the temple, Zhen Huan performs regular hard labour of chopping wood, carrying water, scrubbing floors and doing laundry. Yet her fingernails remain long and perfectly manicured throughout. See more »

Quotes

Yongzheng Emperor (2011): Only by enduring loneliness, can someone enjoy constancy.
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Empresses in the Palace (2015) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Extraordinary in every respect. You can't miss the 76 episode show. Avoid the abridged 6-chapters Netflix version!
9 January 2017 | by maria-ricci-1983See all my reviews

The plot, the acting, the sets and landscapes, the direction-- A truly wonderful experience.

Unlike a previous subscriber who considered the Emperor a poor actor, I think he is perfectly cast, and he portrays so greatly the poise, economy of emotions and regal stillness of the Son of Heavens. He shows his bliss through two short burst of austere laughter, through small gestures of his lips, through his impassive majesty.

The female actors offer lessons of artistry and talent chapter after chapter. They are rich characters, with a complex mastery of the subtle whims of human heart, at times queens of manipulation and cunning, then goddess of deep philosophy and reflective thought.

I strongly recommend this show. It is as beautiful as interesting and rich.


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