Liu Shishi,William Chan confirmed for Drunken Exquisiteness

Shishi is the perfect choice for the heroine, though I do wish she would try more challenging roles.

Liu Shishi (Precious Youth) has returned to her historical drama roots after a two year break, during which she filmed republican drama Battle at Dawn 黎明决战 and modern romance drama If We Could Love Like This 如果可以这样爱. This time Shishi will be pairing up with up-and-comer William Chan (The Mystic Nine) for Drunken Exquisiteness 醉玲珑.

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Sinology Sunday: August 28, 2016

This week, we look at more Eastern Han Dynasty hanfu through pictures from Sinan Ge Hanfu‘s (Compass Pavilion Hanfu) 司南閣漢服 weibo.

Just going to make a note here that sometimes, clothing styles persist in different eras and groups go on a limb and do things like be creative or combine elements from different eras.  Therefore, every now and again, some clothes get kind of hard to classify into a time period and we are left to rely on factors like fabric choice, style of the sleeves, make-up, adornments, etc. to guesstimate a time period.  That being said, not everything we assign may be completely correct despite how much we try. Hanfu from this weibo are in the category that I would say are a bit more “creative” and tend to be a bit hard to classify so I am putting them in the period they would probably fit most closely in although some variance and arguments are probably possible for other periods.

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Ode to Gallantry does not want you to forget about it

I really feel that a lot of wuxia dramas need to start brushing up on the costuming in order to help generate interest…

Ode to Gallantry has released more stills.  Starring Cai Yida, Zhang Jiani, Li Zixiong, Xu Shaoqiang, Liu Ximing, and Ma Ling, I guess there are still plenty of dramas that are sitting waiting on the shelf.

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The Journey releases character posters

erm… after last time, just stick to the stuff that actually looks more realistically like Chinese historical clothing and stop getting “creative”…. DX

The Journey 寻找前世之旅 has released character posters.  Starring Ma Ke, Fu Xinbo, and Kang Lei, hopefully Ma Ke’s image from last time was only a short-term get-up…

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Song of Phoenix unleashes the motherload

Closest thing I can compare this to is when I heard about how some of the elderly unintentionally abuse laxatives due to the belief that they need to go once a day…

Song of Phoenix 思美人, what am I going to do with all these stills?!?  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, more as we continue the relentless purging of my computer.

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Yet more stills for The Legend of Flying Daggers

You have to wonder the point of releasing so many stills at this point when a release date doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon…

The Legend of Flying Daggers has released stills.  Starring Hawick LauYang Rong, Wu YingjieHuang MingKenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, more for fans of this production.

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Online personas revealed for Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang’s Love O2O


Can someone actually explain to me what Love O2O means?

The upcoming college romance drama Love O2O 微微一笑很倾城 starring Yang Yang (Whirlwind Girl) and Zheng Shuang (The Three Heroes and Five Gallants) has released an abundance of stills and trailers ahead of its premiere tonight (August 22nd).

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Sinology Sunday: August 21, 2016

Damn you! Images of male hanfu are hard enough to locate. Now you have to tease me with only images like this?!?

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from around the Tang dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.

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Zhang Meng in fighting outfit in The Legend of Kaifeng

Don’t give me that… I didn’t have any part in this costume…

The Legend of Kaifeng has released more stills.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, Qi Kui, Ji Chen, Wang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, I really don’t know where I am leaning on this drama.  Some stills look great, some gaudy, and some are just plain wtf…

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