Character posters released for Sun Honglei, Wan Qian’s upcoming Republican drama

Set in the weeks before the liberation of Beiping by the Communists, the new Republican drama is aptly titled New World 新世界, and revolves around the lives of three friends, played by Sun Honglei (To Be A Better Man), Zhang Luyi (The Patriot) and Yin Fang (Operation Red Sea) and the conflicts that arise due to their different beliefs.

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Sniffling Wan Qian is so pretty

This screencap almost looks like an oil painting.

This set of screencaps of Wan Qian sniffling in Lost in 1949 is so cute, I want to give her a big hug. She looks like she came out of an oil painting.

The series has a really slow, low-stakes plot and I ended up quitting a few episodes through, but started rewatching after I saw these screencaps.  Wan Qian nails her character, a timid, simple woman who wants to avoid trouble, but at the same time wants to help her deceased husband’s cause. She doesn’t have big visions of the future or speak in slogans, but just wants to do what she can to help those around her. Chen Kun’s characters were a bit exaggerated earlier on but both have grown on me.   Plus, the three leads now have great chemistry, and now I’m struggling between which Qiao brother I ship more with Wan Qian’s character.

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Promo Round-up: Lost in 1949

In Lost in 1949 (Lost in Love), Chen Kun plays a street smart wastrel who tries to escort his twin brother, a key person to the Communists’ secret plan, safely out of Shanghai. Wan Qian plays a rookie agent who befriends the brothers – it’s also her second time getting involved with twins after Secret of the Three Kingdoms.

The 47 episode drama begins airing tonight.

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Hu Ge, Wan Qian reunite in director Diao Yinan’s new film

Hu Ge has been cast as the lead in A Gathering at Southern Railway Station 南方车站聚会 (lit.), the latest project from art film director Diao Yinan (Black Coal, Thin Ice). The movie will revolve around the redemption of a thief (Hu Ge) who is wrongly accused of a crime, and his attempts to escape prosecution before finally deciding to surrender himself to the authorities.

Gwei Lun-mei plays the protagonist’s girlfriend, and Liao Fan and Wan Qian round out the main quartet.

Promo Round-up: Secret of the Three Kingdoms

In Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Ping (Ma Tianyu) is a secret prince who was raised outside the palace with Sima Yi (Han Dongjun). His twin brother Liu Xie, the last emperor of the Han Dynasty, summons him back to help save the country as the ambitious warlord Cao Cao (Tse Kwanho) begins to amass even more power.

He is helped by empress Fu Shou (Wan Qian) and Sima Yi, though the latter eventually decides to serve Cao Pi (Tan Jianci) to further his own ambitions. The 54 episode drama will air 2 episodes every Tuesday to Thursday on Tencent beginning tonight. 

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Chen Kun’s Lost in 1949 showcases more brotherly love in new trailer

Lost in 1949 has released more stills and a new teaser focusing on the tense relationship between the twin brothers, played by Chen Kun. Younger brother Qiao Lijie (slicked back hair) is a nuclear physicist who is a key figure in the Communists’ rescue plans, while older brother Qiao Zhicai just wants to live a carefree life.

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Secret of the Three Kingdoms releases opening and second trailer

The popularity of stylish openings has exploded ever since Nirvana in Fire and The Disguiser premiered, and Secret of the Three Kingdoms doesn’t want to get left behind: HD Opening.

The second trailer isn’t as interesting as the first, but gives us more insight into the friendship between the two male leads.

Introduction to the Female Characters | Extended Synopsis

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Wan Qian, Qin Hao, Li Jiahang to lead Daylight Entertainment’s new drama

Young Army Officer 尉官正年轻 is an upcoming military drama produced by Daylight Entertainment (Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, Ode to Joy) and stars Wan Qian (Tribes and Empires)Qin Hao (Legend of the Cat Demon) and Li Jiahang (Surgeons) in leading roles. The drama is being marketed as a comical romance between a sophisticated young gentleman and a strong young woman.

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Promo Round-up: Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy

It’s here! It’s finally here! Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecyalso known as the drama with the best trailers ever, is going to premiere tonight at 8pm (CN time) on streaming sites Tencent, iQiyi and Youku.

The entire story is set in Novoland, a fantasy world comprising of mortals (who either live in the prosperous Eastern Land or the nomadic Eight Tribes), dwarves (河洛), the winged people (羽), spirits (魅), titans (夸父) and merfolk (鲛).

The 80 episode drama will revolve around the friendship between a half-spirit half-human prince with a cursed fate (Huang Xuan), a general’s son (Shawn Dou) who is fated to become emperor and the heir of a nomadic tribe (Zhou Yiwei) who wants to rise up against the ruling dynasty.

BTS and character specials (playlist):

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Chen Kun protects Chen Kun in first teaser for Lost in 1949

Lost in 1949 has followed its first batch of stills with a trailer. We are first introduced to older brother Qiao Zhicai (Chen Kun), a simple man from a humble background who probably becomes involved with the Communists after he decides to help rookie agent Huang Liwen (Wan Qian) find their underground base.

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