Sinology Sunday: February 28, 2016

Speculation at Xiongnu noble during the late Western Han dynasty.

All hail the mighty Weibo for when you asketh, Weibo shall delivereth.  As we finished our tour through Chinese history through available pictures in the beginning of the year, we asked if anybody had any preferences or requests on what they would like to see.  anon expressed an interest in pre-qing dynasty clothes while kumaxell and heisui expressed an interest in less well-known regimes/minority groups.

A gentle warning that some of the men in the pictures below may be topless to demonstrate how the clothes fit together and other details.  More pictures and information below the cut.


Ice Fantasy releases world profiles

Who says a hennin can’t go with what looks like a more Chinese-based dress?

More stills from my collection for Ice Fantasy!!    Since Ice Fantasy is set in its own fantasy world,  they releases a set of world profiles for its various races.   Lots of the costumes seem to be influenced from cultures all over the world and it may make sense if they are to portray different groups of people.

The series Feng Shaofeng , Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Kim Heesun,  He Bing, Shao Bing, Luo Jin, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet.

More stills below the cut.


Weddings aglore in Azure Hill

The mysterious town near Azure Hills, where no wedding ever works out, and the Lantern Festival occurs every other day.

Tang Yixin, Wang Kai, Jin Chen, Xiaocaiqi, Yao Yixin, Zhai Tianlin and Mike Angelo are only some of the people (foxes) getting married in the currently-airing Foxes of Azure Hill/Legend of Qing Qiu Fox.

So far, I would say the three chapters are in reverse order of quality.  Xiaocaiqi and Fu Xinbo make a surprisingly cute pair in probably the best-written chapter so far, Jiang Kaitong and Zhai Tianlin pull off the over-the-top story with their natural cuteness (although his dubber is the worst), while Chen Yao is the only redeeming feature of chapter 1.


Yang Mi speaks the language of love in The Interpreters

Huang Xuan and Yang Mi
That drama where the male lead is the only one who doesn’t work for Yang Mi.

The Interpreters/Les Interprètes 翻译官 is produced by and stars Yang Mi.  The series co-stars Huang Xuan, Zhou Qiqi, and a cohort of Yang Mi’s minions –  Gao Weiguang, Li Xirui, and Zhang Yunlong, as a group of French interpreters/ambassadors to Switzerland with complicated love stories that I can’t synopsize because they clearly completely changed the story from the novel (which is good, fyi ).

The trailer surprisingly used their original voices, so I hope the actors actually learned some French for this series. It’s set to air in April.