Kimberley, Miss Ko sing about finding home as Chinese-speaking foreigners in Taipei

Queens-native Miss Ko and Malaysian-Australian Kimberley Chen duet in this heartfelt song about how home is where the heart is.


The Advisors Alliance cast reunite in The Drug Hunter

Yu Hewei, who portrayed Cao Cao in last year’s popular historical drama The Advisors Alliance is starring in upcoming crime thriller titled The Drug Hunter 猎毒人 as a chemical engineer who successfully infiltrates and busts a drug ring in the Golden Triangle. It begins as a personal revenge mission, yet the hero ultimately transforms into a respected undercover operative.

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Flame’s Daughter males star in modern wuxia shoot

Where is this cyberpunk wuxia film that I’m totally ready for?

Vic Zhou, Zhang Binbin and Liu Ruilin of Flame’s Daughter team up separately pose for a modern wuxia photoshoot.

Harper’s Bazaar is really pounding the revamped wuxia concept recently, having done at least three other shoots in the past six months. After these and Liu Yifei’s shoot, I am even more ready than ever for a cyberpunk wuxia film (no, Jared Leto being creepy shifu in a world with fembots in cheongsam  does not count).

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First stills for Li Xian, Li Yitong’s wuxia web drama Sword Dynasty

Fantasy wuxia drama Sword Dynasty 剑王朝 is based on Wuzui’s novel of the same name, and stars Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) as Ding Ning, a commoner with great aspirations and Li Yitong (Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016) as Zhangsun Qianxue, the eldest daughter of a powerful aristocrat.

Animated version: Season 1, Season 2

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First look at new Summer’s Desire drama

The latest adaptation for Summer’s Desire 泡沫之夏, starring Zhang Xueying, Qin Junjie, and Huang Shengchi, has released a trailer. I haven’t seen Huang Shengchi in anything, but both Zhang Xueying and Qin Junjie are solid young actors. If anything, the actors look a lot more their age (middle school to early twenties) than the previous two versions.

Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan’s Legend of Fuyao releases first trailer

Here’s our first look at upcoming fantasy romance drama Legend of Fuyao, which revolves around Yang Mi’s (Brotherhood of Blades II) exciting yet dangerous adventures as she travels across the five kingdoms.

(Click CC for Eng subs)

Behind-the-scenes: (1), (2)

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Barbie releases Guan Xiaotong doll

The next time people tell you Chinese people are short, you can show them this to-scale photo.

As a part of International Women’s Day, Mattel released 17 dolls of prominent (young) women around the world.  In China, volleyball player Hui Ruoqi, dancer Tan Yuanyuan (inconsistency in translation is so annoying), and  Actress Guan Xiaotong were the ones chosen.  It appears they’re not currently out for sell yet, but maybe you can buy one in the future.    I’ll probably pass on this one, but I’m so ready for all the merch  for the live-action Mulan (if it ever gets made).

Jin Dong, Jiang Xin to lead upcoming modern drama If We Could Turn Back Time

If We Could Turn Back Time 如果岁月可回头 (lit.) stars Mr. Right actors Jin DongLi Zonghan and Li Naiwen as three strangers who end up going on a healing journey together after their marriages fall apart. Jiang Xin (Miss. Puff) plays Jiang Xiaomei, a tour guide and bar owner who befriends all three of them.

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