Yan Yikuan, Qiao Zhenyu, Dong Xuan cast in Silk Road Treasure

Republican drama Silk Road Treasure 大昆仑之丝路宝藏 stars Yan Yikuan as Mu Tianshu (Yang Xu), who returns to the Western regions to find out the truth behind the death of a respected uncle and his family. While there, he also helps protect precious artefacts from being stolen by Japanese bandits.

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Promo Round-up: The Lost Tomb Reboot

The Lost Tomb Reboot Season 1 stars Zhu Yilong as Wu Xie, Huang Junjie as Zhang Qiling and Chen Minghao as Wang Pangzi.

The 66 episode drama has been split into two seasons, and the first 32 episodes will stream on Youku / iQiyi every Wed-Thurs beginning tonight. English subs will be available on the iQiyi app.

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Li Xian, Chun Xia cast in period drama A Love Never Lost

A Love Never Lost 人生若如初见 is set against the backdrop of The Boxer Rebellion and stars Li Xian as Liang Xiang, an ambitious and educated noble recently returned from Japan. Chun Xia plays Qiu Hong, a forward-thinking noble lady who is travelling to Shanghai to escape an arranged marriage.

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Promo Round-up: The Best Partner

Upcoming legal drama The Best Partner stars Jin Dong as a succesful attorney and Lan Yingying as a budding lawyer. The drama’s supporting and guest star lineup features Liu Mintao, Zhu Zhu, Tian Yu, Dai Xu, Sun Chun, Wang Ou, Wu Yue, Vivian Wu, Yuan Quan and Qiao Zhenyu, just to name a few.

The 48 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV/Beijing TV beginning tonight.

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Promo Round-up: Empress of the Ming

Tang Wei plays the Empress of the Ming Sun Ruowei, a former noble lady who puts her personal vendetta aside and becomes a respected empress with the help of her husband Zhu Zhanji (Zhu Yawen) and trusted advisor Xu Bin (Qiao Zhenyu).

Ming Dynasty 大明风华 (as it wants to be known as) runs for 62 episodes and airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.

Teaser, Romance teaser

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Friday Photos

Li Qin walking out of a Disney fairytale. Which princess would she be?

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

First still of the young star-crossed lovers, a princess (Ren Min) and her eununch (Bian Cheng)  in Held in the Lonely Castle.

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Promo Round-up: Mystery of Antiques

Mystery of Antiques stars Xia Yu as Xu Yuan, a pawnshop owner who can tell apart fake and authentic antiques with just one look. Qiao Zhenyu costars as his mysterious new buddy, and the two embark on a journey to find the Jade Buddha Head and unravel the mystery surrounding the deaths of Xu Yuan’s father and grandfather.

The 36 episode drama releases two episodes every Wednesday – Friday on Tencent.

Trailer 2, Theme song by Wakin Chau

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Official teaser for Tang Wei, Zhu Yawen’s Empress of the Ming

I sincerely wish historical drama producers would stop hiring Zhang Shuping/William Chang as costume designer, because the leads’ weird hairdos and costumes usually stick out like a sore-thumb (The Rise of Phoenixes is probably the best of the lot).

Empress of the Ming chronicles the life of Sun Ruowei (Tang Wei) a young girl who puts her vengeance behind her to become a virtuous empress, and eventually a respected empress dowager.

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