Song of Phoenix continues releasing stills

The unending flow of stills has slowed a bit lately. Maybe we’ll get through this.

Song of Phoenix 思美人 is at it again.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi , Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, Ma Ke shows us how to sword dance today.

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Love is More Than a Word stills

Based on what has been released so far, it’s pretty apparent that they expect this to float on fanservice, fanservice, fanservice, and fanservice… because… you know… based on the stills below half the scenes are necessary to float a good story line…

Love is More Than a Word 识汝不识丁 stills today.  Starring Jiang Zile, Yan Zidong, Lu Zhuo, Chen Yichen, and Kong Chuinan, those who tire of the usual heterosexual pairing of dramas can give this a go.

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Legend of the Dragon Pearl: The Indistinguishable Road has character posters

I actually find a lot of the posters below… gasp… UNDER-edited… DX

Legend of the Dragon Pearl: The Indistinguishable Road 龙珠传奇之无间道 has released character posters.  Starring Yang ZiQin JunjieMao ZijunShu ChangHe Zhonghua, and Zhang Na, I’m a bit disappointed with these posters but hopefully, better materials will be released in the future.

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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.


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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The Princess Weiyang releases teaser

It’s become pretty established that China can produce glorious period dramas.  It’s just finding one with a good story and makes it through production in a way we can appreciate that is the current problem…

The Princess Weiyang (Weiyoung) has released a teaser.  Starring Tang Yan, Luo Jin, Vanness Wu, Li Xin’ai, Mao Xiaotong, and Liang Zhenlun, hopefully this is a sign that a release date may be around the corner.

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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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