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#1 General_Zhaoyun

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 01:10 AM

Watching historical drama series is one of the fastest way to learn about chinese history. However, some of the TV series may not be historically accurate. But I would say about 90% of those made in mainland China are quite historically accurate and they are accurately portrayed.

Sofar I've watched a number of good historical TV series by mainland China, and I would recommend a few of the best:

Romance of 3 kingdoms (now available in both chinese and english subtitle)
- one of the best TV series ever filmed, featuring fantastic sound effects and battle scenes, good to learn about 3 kingdoms history, military strategy etc..

Kangxi Empire
- another well-shot TV series featuring the life story of Kangxi emperor

Yongzhen Dynasty
- Good shots about life story of Yongzhen Emperor

Han Liu Bang
- Good shots about the life story of Liu Bang, founder of Han dynasty

Genghis Khan
- Fantastic shot about Genghis Khan and his life story, featuring brilliant props and battle scene. Produced by Mainland China. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to watch.

For the whole exhausted list of historical drama TV series, please refer to

http://www.chinesema...m/tvmovser.html
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 09:34 PM

All very interesting thanks for the link.

#3 MING-LOYALIST

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 10:05 AM

I would like to recomend

Secret History of Xiao Zhuang
- a good story about the early Qing dynasty.

Also
Genghis Khan (Mainland version)
this kicks A** completely.with mongolian actors and new historical material.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 02:34 AM

Da Han Tian Zi (Son of Heaven of the Great Han)

great series also

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 09:56 AM

Zou3 Xiang4 Gong4 He2. I think the English name for it is "For the Sake of the Republic". I found it very useful. It started showing while I was taking history and it really helped me a lot in the subject, especially the topic on China's pre-war history. It brought out my interest in that era's history.

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 12:05 PM

Zou3 Xiang4 Gong4 He2 = 走橡供河

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 04:04 PM

Liu Ce: The chinese characters should be 走向共和. It literally means "walk toward the Republic". ^_^

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 11:00 AM

I just finished watching Kang Xi Di Guo, there is a new Hong Kong series on the end of the Ming Dynasty. Di Nu Hua.

Hong Kong dramas were not very accurately in the pass years, but now these series seem to be more accurate and well balanced.

A new series, about Chu Guo and its fall and rise is on the making.

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:11 PM

Perish in the name of love (TVB drama)
set during the last years of Ming Dynasty and the beginning of Qing era

Is this historally accurate enough?

Chow Sai Hin(factual or fictional character?)

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Princess Cheung Ping

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:12 PM

Wu San Gui and Chen Yun Yun

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Emperor Chongzhen,the last Ming emperor

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Ming princess turned into Qing princess

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Dorgon

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:15 PM

just finished watching the first 30 episodes of 漢武大帝

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 10:44 AM

What do you guys think about the serie: Zhou Xiang Gong He? (Road to the Republic, or something like that)

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 03:18 AM

What do you guys think about the serie: Zhou Xiang Gong He? (Road to the Republic, or something like that)

 



Hey.. I like Zhou Xiang Gong He.. but several parts are quite comical and not historically accurate.. they have a good portrayal of Yuan Shikai.. but the part where Yuan was enjoying some 'western' massage is over exaggerated :P
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 01:36 PM

Hey.. I like Zhou Xiang Gong He.. but several parts are quite comical and not historically accurate.. they have a good portrayal of Yuan Shikai.. but the part where Yuan was enjoying some 'western' massage is over exaggerated  :P

 


But the serie was very understandable even for a n00b Chinese, who grew up oversea, like me...

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 08:20 PM

oooh.... I've watched RTK the TV series in its entirety. It was extraordinary; very well done.

- Ying Zheng




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