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This historical drama based on a novel by Liu Lianzi chronicles the intrigue in the court of Yongzheng Emperor in the Qing dynasty. Much of the story revolves around the Emperor's concubines, including 17-year-old Zhen Huan, as they try to work their way into positions of power. The series aired on Dragon Television in 2012.

Content Media Corporation
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 17, 2011
Drama
8.4/10
Cast: Li Sun, Jianbin Chen, Qian Sun, Ada Choi
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  • Zhen Huan is pregnant again, but she knows her body is too weak to give birth. She plans a way to miscarry, and blame it on the Empress, in order to have the Empress imprisoned.

  • Concubine Ye Lan-Yi leads Moz-Yan, a nun in Gan-Lu Temple to the palace to testify to Zhen Huan's innocence. Lady Qi ultimately fails Zhen Huan. However, Wen Shi-Chu has to castrate himself because of An Ling-Rong's threat.

  • Life in Gan-Lu Temple is difficult for Zhen Huan. Soon she falls in love with the Emperor's younger brother, Yun-Li, known as "Prince Guo." Upon hearing the news about the death of Yun-Li, Zhen Huan is determined to return to the palace.

  • Consort Hua blames Zhen Huan for her miscarriage, which also causes Zhen Huan to miscarry. The Emperor is furious that he stripped Consort Hua's title. Zhen Huan's constant requesting of the death of Consort Hua leads the Emperor to let her aside.

  • The Emperor sentences Concubine Yu Ying-Er, who tried to poison Zhen Huan's medicine, to commit suicide. Concubine Yu refuses to adhere to the sentence.

  • In the Royal Palace, Yong Zheng, Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, circulates among his concubines. But trouble arises when one of the emperor's beloved women, the powerful Hua Fei, begins her battle against the new rising star, Zhen Huan.

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