Oh My General 将军在上 has released stills and a couple promotional videos. Starring Ma Sichun and Sheng Yilun, more for those looking for a period comedy.
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Entrepreneurial Age 创业时代 is based on the novel of the same name by Fu Yao, and has confirmed Huang Xuan (The Great Wall) and Angelababy (General and I) as young hopefuls trying to succeed in the ever-growing field of information technology. Continue reading
The new supernatural show is titled Guardian 镇魂 and based on famous BL (boy love) author Priest’s novel of the same name. Bai Yu (Memory Lost) and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) play male leads Zhao Yunlan and Shen Wei respectively, and the story will focus on their
bromance friendship that transcends past and present lifetimes.
Flowers Withering Flowers Flying Covering the Sky 花谢花飞花满天 has started filming and released character posters. Starring Peter Ho, Zhang Xinyu, Zhu Yilong, Li Xinai, Zhu Zixiao, Yu Xiaotong, Yu Qingbin, and Yang Jingru, the plot seems to center around a love triangle with the two female leads switching faces and identities.
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Yu Zheng‘s romance historical drama has a new English title in Untouchable Lovers 凤囚凰 and recently released its first stills and a preview. Rising young actress Guan Xiaotong (Castle in the Sky) replaced Yang Rong as female lead Liu Chuyu / Zhu Que, and Song Weilong (Long For You) took over the role of Rong Zhi from Merxat.
Win the World 赢天下 has released it’s character posters. With an extensive cast including Fan Bingbing, Gao Yunxiang, Yan Yikuan, Ma Su, Zhang Guoli, Guo Pinchao (Dylan Kuo), Xu Fan, Pan Yingzi, Pan Hong, Jiang Hongbo, Xie Yilin, Ren Shan, Lin Peng, Xiao Haoran, Peng Xiaoran, Guo Jing, Zheng Yawen, Zhu Jiaqi, Liu Xiaohu, Tian Li, and Yuan Xiaoxu, let’s see if Fan Bingbing can top her own production The Empress of China in terms of extravagant costuming and production.
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Luo Jin (The Princess Weiyoung) and Zheng Shuang (Beauty Private Kitchens) will be playing first loves and then husband and wife in Love the Whole World 为了你我愿意热爱整个世界, based on the novel of the same name by Tangjia Sanshao.
This week we continue past the Northern and Southern Dynasties and take a look at clothing from the Sui and Tang dynasty with Mr. Chen’s Chinese Photo Studio 陳先生的復古照相館. The clothing for these two eras tend to be grouped together due to how brief the Sui Dynasty was.
The Tang dynasty is commonly regarded as a golden age in Chinese history. Not only did the country open up to the outside world but it is also seen to have adopted more of a open view on the freedoms afforded to the people regardless of gender. This kind of attitude is kind of reflected in the dress of the era (bright fabrics, styling, makeup, etc.). Notice how the skirt for the Ruqun 襦裙 is tied higher during this period. As mentioned earlier, for those interested in music and performance during this period, the Nanguan 南管 and Liyuan 梨園 traditions trace their roots to this approximate period. The Han-Tang Yuefu 漢唐樂府 group has attempted to trace back through time to recreate the arts from around this period and has gained some popularity for their efforts (Performance. Parts 12-10 and 12-11 may be more conducive towards modern appreciation).
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