A Beauty’s Fragrance releases stills

Unlike what the title may suggest, this is not another addition to Yu Zheng’s “Beauty” series…

Strap yourself in for another Qing dynasty drama during Yongzheng‘s reign, starring Hou MengyaoZhang TianyangWinston ChaoChristine NgJin ZehaoZheng Yuanyuan, Wang KedaQian XuanYang MingnaZhao Yanan, and Bai Haitao in A Beauty’s Fragrance 美人香.

More stills and (WARNING!!) spoilers below the cut.

This drama follows a heroine from a family of imperial doctors whose mother gets assassinated around a plague outbreak.  She meets a mysterious hero who is actually the 5th prince looking for a cure to the plague, which she just happens to have in the form of an secret family prescription.  She then enters palace as a doctor and meet the 3rd and 4th princes.  Throughout this, the 5th prince looks out for her through all her trials and tribulations such as finding out her father was implicated in the murder of one of the emperor’s wives and executed 16 years ago and trying to clear his name… and by the looks of it, love prevails… *shrugs*

I have a pet peeve against corn appearing on ancient Chinese dinner tables…

… and of course… there’s a PUMPKIN

… and those had better be mangoes, not papayas

… and you would be amazed at how difficult it was for me to find an image of any other character than this one…

… I mean you would think a male lead picture here and there…

… a couple more pictures focusing on the female lead…

… maybe a couple of the actual emperor…

… but no… so sorry I tried… >.<

4 thoughts on “A Beauty’s Fragrance releases stills

  1. FYI: I think corn, potatoes, tomatoes, etc were introduced to China during the Columbian Exchange, which started in the 1500s. Since this drama is set in the Qing dynasty during Yongzheng’s reign ( he lived from 13 December 1678 – 8 October 1735), I think it’s safe to assume that the Chinese might been eating corn. And there is actually evidence that traces China’s population boom to the introduction of potatoes during the Ming dynasty. I am a grad student in Chinese history… hope that helps… :)

    • Thanks for the background! That definitely helps. btw, do you know how quickly these new foodstuffs were adapted into Chinese cuisine? I have heard that some promotion was needed to encourage people to eat these foods in other countries so I am just curious how quickly they were taken up in China.

      • Afraid I can’t tell you off the top of my head… but you might be able to find out via some Googling. Glad I helped some!

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