The Gender Bender tag in Chinese dramas refers to a plot device where the protagonist disguises themselves as the opposite gender for various reasons. This often leads to comedic situations and romantic complications as characters become attracted to the disguised protagonist, unaware of their true gender.
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Warm Meet You#1
Li Geyang, Qi Yuchen
Zhao Nuannuan, a sweet and lovely girl cartoonist, has always dreamed of becoming one of the top mobile game concept artists in China but has been repeatedly frustrated. When she is forced to go on a blind date, she mistakes Gu Yichen, who is passing by, for her date. Zhao Nuannuan's shortcoming is her bad luck, as she has never even won "another bottle" since she was a child. However, after an accident, Zhao NuanNuan finds that her unlucky constitution changes whenever she is near Gu Yichen. She even wins the first "one more bottle" in her life. So, in order to change her bad luck for twenty years, Nuannuan applies for a job as a "full-time cleaning lady" in the CEO's office, even though she is disguised as a man, and wants to go to Gu Yichen's side. Gu Yichen, who suffers from a rare "opposite-sex touch allergy", initially rejects Zhao NuanNuan's proximity until he discovers that he is not allergic to her...
Xing Zhaolin, Zhu Xudan
Lu Li is a female programmer who pursues her career aspirations and strives in the programming field. With her excellent resume and amazing intelligence, she succeeds in getting into the startup company established by Jiang Yicheng and also helps Jiang Yicheng to settle numerous difficult blind dates. Lu Li and Jiang Yicheng bonded over programming and became roommates by coincidence. Cute female programmer and arrogant narcissist president, staged a warm and sweet love romance during they were getting along.
The Long Ballad#3
Historical, Youth, Romance
Dilraba Dilmurat, Leo Wu, Zhao Lusi
In the ninth year of the Tang Dynasty, there is a sudden change in the inner palace, and Li Changge (Dilraba Dilmurat ), the daughter of the former prince, escapes and goes to Youzhou for help. On the way, Changge meets Ashina Sun (Leo Wu), a secret agent of a grassland tribe who uses the name Qin Zhun, and they become close to each other. Changge smashes a conspiracy in Youzhou, but at the same time, her identity is revealed. She goes to Shuozhou to escape from the disaster. Changge hides with Gongsun Heng, the official of Shuozhou. She helps fight against the grassland forces, but she doesn’t know that the enemy general is Qin Zhun. Changge is shocked and distressed but fights against him. However, Shuozhou, a lonely city, eventually falls. Changge becomes a prisoner of war and is taken to the grassland. She discovers that the Great Khan has other ambitions by accident. To save the country,Changge makes some efforts but failed. Changge and Sun are separated. As Changge goes into a life of exile, she gradually learns the truth that the benevolent is invincible and finally puts aside her personal grudges. After discovering that the forces of the former Sui were the mastermind behind the trouble, Changge and Sun join together to protect the peace between the Tang Dynasty and the grasslands. They finally realize their feelings for each other and work together to overcome the crisis.
My Unicorn Girl#4
Youth, School, Romance
Darren Chen, Chen Yao
Sang Tian is a lovely girl. On her 18th birthday, she made a wish to enter the skating team of her mother’s alma mater, Liu Ye University Sports Academy. However, she failed the skating entrance exam and was hired for the hockey team by accident. Since the hockey team does not recruit girls, she had to disguise herself as “Sang Tian” and dress up as a man. She thought her plan was perfect, but the appearance of the “prankster boy”, Wen Bing, made her feel bad. The two have been in a bad relationship outside of school, but now they were living in the same dormitory. After one-by-one fights, they went from disliking each other to admiring each other. They and their teammates struggled hard and won the championship of the college league. But Sang Sweet’s secret was eventually exposed and she had to leave Liu Ye. But at this moment, there was the good news that Liu Ye will recruit the first girls’ hockey freshmen next year. So Sang Tian regained her hope, restored the appearance of a young girl, put on the armor, and started a new dream journey together with Wen Bing.
In a Class of Her Own#5
Historical, Youth, School
Ju Jingyi, Song Weilong, Bi Wenjun
Xue Wenxi, from a poor family, makes a living as a copyist, but by chance she met Feng Chengjun, the son of the governor in Yun Kingdom. Feng Chengjun appreciated her talent and secretly set a trap to make Xue Wenxi pass the exam and enter the Yun Shang Academy, which is only for men. With the help of Feng Chengjun, Xue Wenxi was able to hide her identity study quietly. Her wise, kind, tenacious and optimistic personality made Yu Lexuan regain his dignity and the unruly Lei Zexin rekindle his hope. For of them formed the group “Yun Shang Si Jie” and grow together in the process of overcoming various difficulties. After Xue Wenxi revealed her identity as a girl, she and Feng Chengjun fell in love with each other, and the feud between the previous generation was involved. In order to inherit the legacy of their ancestors and realize their ideals, the four of them were caught in the midst of crises.
The Chang'an Youth#6
Historical, Romance, Youth
Wang Yuwen, Caesar Wu, Liu Yichang
Shen Yiyi is a superb cook. When she was young, she became close friends with Lady Shen Dieyi by coincidence, but Die Yi passed away due to a coughing disease, leaving the mystery of her origin behind. In order to repay kindness her, Shen Yiyi pretended to be Dieyi and went to Chang'an to fulfill the marriage contract, hoping to find out the truth about Dieyi's origin. In order to delay the wedding, Yiyi disguises herself as a man and enters the Shang Yi Guan with Dieyi's fiancé Tang Jiuhua, and coincidentally meets Yang Zi'an who is ordered by the emperor to investigate the case. They have a mutual affection for each other in the "quarrels", but Zi'an struggles with Yi Yi's "male identity" and is in a dilemma. Meanwhile, Shen Yiyi, Yang Zi'an, Tang Jiuhua, the second prince Li Xinyuan, and swordsman Dugu Muxue repeatedly solve the amazing cases and fight against the eastern diplomatic corps, forming the "Five of Shang Yi Guan", which is famous in Chang'an. In the smoky battlefield, Shen Yiyi and Yang Chang'an are dependent on each other, expressing their feelings for each other, and the "Five of Shang Yi Guan" overcome the enemy army and return to the dynasty in triumph. They thought everything would return to peace, but a bigger conspiracy has just begun, the culprit behind many cases emerged, Yiyi's true identity was learned by Zi'an, and their relationship faced challenges. The crown prince rebelled, Dieyi's identity caused an uproar, how the people of Shang Yi Guan will overcome the difficulties together, How will Yang Zi'an and Shen Yiyi's relationship go?
The Romance of Hua Rong#7
Historical, Romance, Comedy
Yuan Hao, Ian Yi, Zhao Zhaoyi
A young girl, Hua Rong, left home because she had a dream of being a swordsman, but she was nearly forced to be ” the wife of the island leader ” by mistake. After some difficulties, Hua Rong finally escaped from the island, but Qin Shangcheng, who had long been in love with her, was unwilling to give up easily and embarked on a long road to chase his wife…
Arsenal Military Academy#8
Action, Military, Romance
Bai Lu, Xu Kai, Toby Lee
Xie Xiang, a kind-hearted and upright girl, entered the army in place of her brother, pretending to be a man. She studied at the army academy, where she became classmates with the cynical and wealthy Gu Yanzhen and the calm Shen Junshan. Under the strict and cruel training regime of the military academy, Xie Xiang not only had to try to conceal her secret of pretending to be a man but also had to overcome the inconveniences of being a woman in the military academy. What’s more, she had to overcome her weak physique to complete all the training at the military school and graduate successfully. In the process, Xie Xiang and her classmates experienced a series of major events that led to a series of funny stories. In the end, Xie Xiang not only achieved outstanding results through her efforts but also won the respect of her coaches and captured the hearts of two outstanding male students. Later, when the Japanese army increased its troops in the Northeast of China, Jin Xianrong, who adored Shen Junshan, returned from overseas as the leader of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. A series of conspiracies and traps ensued. With the help of her classmates, Xie Xiang fought against the Japanese and, shattering Jin Xianrong’s conspiracy, and finally got together with Gu Yanzhen.
An Oriental Odyssey#9
Historical, Fantasy, Suspense
Janice Wu, Zheng Yecheng, Zhang Yujian
In Luoyang of the Tang Dynasty, Ye Yuan’an, the daughter of the Minister of Household Affairs, is a good fighter. In a case, she mistakenly befriends the brave constable Zhao Lanzhi. They work together to solve cases and get to know each other. Yuanan rescues a mysterious man with amnesia, Mu Le, from the market and takes him as her servant. It is unexpected that Mu Le gradually develops a love for her. In many cases, they work closely together to solve strange cases and foil the conspiracy of the State Master Tengyo who tries to seize the most precious nine-star rosary. The princess Ming Hui, a disciple of Tianqiao, falls in love with Lan Zhi and uses Yuan An’s life to coerce him into marriage. Yuan An feels doubly lost and says that she will marry Mu Le in a fit of pique, but is misunderstood by Mu Le. When Mu Le is sad, he finds out that he is a foreign prince in distress, so he steals the nine-star rosary and returns to his country to take revenge. Yuan An, Zhao Lanzhi, and Ming Hui track and find Mu Le, they joined hands to put down the scourge, and they also found their true love.
Prince Coffee Lab (Nice To Meet You)#10
Xu Lu, Yang Le
Gao Xing is mistaken for a boy by people; her father, a barista, died ten years ago, leaving behind a coffee diary written over his years of work. Gao Xing's dream is to follow in her father's footsteps and become a great barista. But after her father's death, Gao Xing, her sister, and her mother are living in poverty. In order to pay off her debts, she applies for a job at the newly opened Prince Café near her home. The owner, Jiang Shangwu, wants to open a specialty cafe, so she cannot disclose the fact that she is a girl. To her surprise, she becomes friends with the overbearing CEO, Jiang Shangwu. At the same time, she befriends Jiang Shangwu's cousin Qin Zhemo, the gentle, warm-hearted president of the White Deer Café, who is distressed by his girlfriend Han Xiaoxiao's departure. When Han Xiaoxiao returns and begs for a reunion, Gao Xing provides Qin Zhemo with advice to ease his troubles. Gao Xing and Jiang Shangwu, Han Xiaoxiao, and Qin Zhemo, the two pairs of lovers who have experienced emotional tangles and career ups and downs, have both grown up. Gao Xing also becomes a barista through her own efforts.
The Rise of Phoenixes#11
Historical, Romance, Political
Chen Kun, Ni Ni
Feng Zhiwei, the daughter of the Phoenix Marshal, was ostracized in the Qiu family because she was an illegitimate daughter, and was later framed and expelled from her family. In order to survive, Feng Zhiwei disguised herself as a man and entered the Qingming Academy, where she became a whiz with her amazing talent. With a heart to serve the country, she supported the ruler, and clarified justice, and achieved a great career. Meanwhile, she discovered the secret that she was the orphan of the previous dynasty. With the pressure of national enmity and family hatred, Feng Zhiwei once turned against his beloved Sixth Prince Ning Yi, and his friends and relatives were also in danger. When the truth of the shocking conspiracy was revealed, Feng Zhiwei finally put aside her obsession with revenge and chose to save the people of the world, and chose to let those who love her no longer be burdened by her and be able to pursue their own happiness. For the sake of her family, her relatives, and her lover, Feng Zhiwei sacrificed herself and lived in seclusion. But with the help of her best friend, she also eventually harvested her own happiness and lived an ordinary and peaceful life with her lover from then on!
Ashes of Love#12
Historical, Fantasy, Romance
Yang Zi, Deng Lun
Jin Mi, the daughter of the flower god, was forced to abandon her feeling for love because of “Yundan”. When she met her true love, Xu Feng, the son of the heavenly emperor, she did not know what love was. At the same time, Xufeng’s eldest brother, Run Yu, also gradely fell in love with Jin Mi. But due to the hatred and possessiveness blinded the heart, he eventually went astray. When Jin Mi stabbed Xu Feng because of a misunderstanding, she finally spit out the “Yundan” to break through the perception of love. In order to get back her love, Jin Mi must resolve the misunderstanding with Xu Feng and save Xu Feng who has fallen into the devil world because of love and hate. In the middle of the battle between the devil and heaven, Jin Mi blocked between Xu Feng and Run Yu to prevent a disaster, but her soul transformed into a tear in Xu Feng’s eyes. Xu Feng painstakingly looked for her but had no result, When he was thinking about Jin Mi and tearing, Jin Mi was reborn at this time, and finally retired from the world with Xu Feng.
Legend of Fu Yao#13
Historical, Romance, Fantasy
Yang Mi, Ethan Juan
In the five continents, Taiyuan, Tiansha, Xuanji were led by the Tian Quan Imperial City, and be separated by the Sea of Fufeng with the Holy Land, Qiongcang. The three countries were peaceful, quiet, and peaceful. But not many people remembered that a thousand years ago, Di Feitian poisoned the five continents, causing heaven and earth to hang upside down. Thanks to the Qiongcang elders’ help, the world turned the danger into peace. Now, the long-sealed Di Feitian was ready to move, and the world will be plunged into disaster again. In order to stop the disaster, people must foud the maiden with the five-color stone to save the five continents. A young servant living on Xuanyuan Mountain, Fu Yao (Yang Mi), was much despised by her fellow disciples. After she cultivated the divine skill of “Po Jiu Xiao”, her martial arts skills grew greatly, and the five seals inside her body were about to be opened. On her way to practice, she met Zhangsun Wuji (played by Ethan Juan), the crown prince of the Tianquan Kingdom, and they worked together to break through all the difficulties, which revealed the true identity of Fu Yao. The two young people became the key to the fate of all the people as the world was about to change……
Oh My General#14
Historical, Romance, Political
Ma Sichun, Sheng Yilun
During the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty, Ye Zhao, the daughter of General Ye Zhong, grew up dressing up as a man. She was skilled in martial arts and was very heroic. At the age of 16, she was entrusted with an important task by the imperial court and went into battle, killing countless enemies and gaining fame. As Ye Zhao led the Ye family army to gain a great victory at the border, the emperor appointed Ye Zhao as the Grand General. However, Ye Zhao told the emperor that she was actually a girl and the court was shocked. Empress Dowager Liu had been worried about Ye Zhao’s army threatening the emperor’s power, so she made an imperial decree to marry Ye Zhao to the emperor’s nephew, the useless Lord Nanping, Zhao Yujin. One is a “Lord Yama King” ( Greatest of the Lords of Death), a powerful female general who kills the enemy without blinking an eye on the frontier, and the other is a beautiful county prince who has been spoiled since childhood and is eager to fight for the country. Then, the story unfolded…
Historical, Romance, Fantasy
Yang Mi, Mark Chao
The evil lord of Wings, Qing Cang provoked war with the gods, who paid a terrible price to seal Qing Cang. In the same year, the heavenly grandson Ye Hua was born. Seventy thousand years later, Qing Cang broke out of the seal, Qingqiu fox emperor’s youngest daughter Bai Qian (Yang Mi) sealed Qing Cang again, but lost her magic, memory and fell into the mortal world. She met and fell in love with Ye Hua in the mortal world and then was brought into the Heavenly Palace. In the Heavenly Palace, Su Jin, who adores Ye Hua, repeatedly framed Bai Qian and made her misunderstand that Ye Hua is cold and heartless, and then caused Bai Qian to have both eyes gouged out. After giving birth to her son, Bai Qian jumped from the Zhu Xian Tai. Because Zhu Xian Tai’s hostile energy cracked the seal, she restored her memory. To forget Ye Hua, Bai Qian drank forgetfulness medicine. A hundred years later, they reunited in Dong Hai, Ye Hua recognized Bai Qian, accompanied her, and awakened Bai Qian’s memory finally. Faced with old grudges, Bai Qian asked Su Jin to get her eyes back, but unexpectedly, she fell into Su Jin’s trick and refused to forgive Ye Hua. At this time, Qing Cang woke up again. Ye Hua was too late to explain, personally killed Qing Cang with his life to seal the Donghuang Bell. In face of the result, Bai Qian was remorseful. Fortunately, three years later, Ye Hua woke up and they renewed their relationship.