War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang to air

I guess it will be refreshing to see a war drama now.

War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang is going to be released today, December 24.  Starring Zhu XiaoyuYan DanchenYu RongguangNi DahongLi LiqunHe BingShao FengJia NailiangYu Zhen, and Kenichi Miura, the story follows the story of the historical general during the Ming dynasty and his fight against the Wokou pirates.

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The Legend of the Song Dynasty: Zhao Kuangyin to be released

I have always found some of Gao Xixi’s works and costuming to be a bit too stylistically bare for my preferences… here’s to changing my mind.

Gao Xixi’s The Legend of the Song Dynasty: Zhao Kuangyi is set to be released on August 10.  Starring Chen Jianbin, Yin Tao, Shao Feng, and Wang Huichun, this drama follows the titular Zhao Kuangyin, the Song dynasty‘s first emperor, and the end of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.  A very long trailer with lots of spoilers has been released here (I’ve warned you).  Either way, since we are currently covering the Song dynasty in Sinology Sundays, I figure this is a good opportunity to take a look, assess the costuming, and see how clothing starts moving toward the characteristic Song dynasty look.

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