Harem is a popular tag in Chinese dramas that revolves around a male protagonist and his romantic relationships with multiple female characters. It often features elements of power struggle, jealousy, and intrigue among the female characters.
Historical, Romance, Drama
Peter Ho, He Hongshan
In the city of Qu Liang within the fief of Lord An, a remarkable young woman named Luo Qinglian becomes embroiled in the succession struggle among the sons of Lord An due to her striking resemblance to the late Rani. She becomes a concubine to the third son, He Lianxin. At first, Qinglian's only desire is to escape this situation, but as time goes on and she experiences ups and downs with He Lianxin, she witnesses his compassionate heart towards the people. Determined to stay by his side and support his ambitions, Qinglian decides to remain with him.
Elvis Han, Rayzha Alimjan
Yang Shumao's first love was his classmate Shi Xiaona, but they couldn't be together because her parents intervened. Yang Shumao fell in love with Ye Fei, who was three years older than him, and they started a long-lasting romance despite opposition from his parents. Yang's mother was very stubborn and insisted that Zhao Yajing, a wealthy businesswoman from the south, should be his future daughter-in-law. Yang Shumao was caught between his love for Ye Fei and his mother's pressure, and their struggle lasted for many years. When Ye Fei became pregnant, Yang's mother pressured her and scared her away, but at the same time, Zhao Yajing held back and married her former business partner. In the end, Yang's mother regretted her actions, and after many years of misunderstandings, Yang and Ye finally realized that they had always loved each other and ended up together. Time tested their love and proved it to be true.
Historical, Romance, Comedy
Zhang Miaoyi, Jin Xianzheng
After Yan Yiyi accidentally travels into the novel she wrote, she tries her best to stay in the cold palace in order to return to reality, but the emperor Qin Yu, who has never been close to women, becomes very interested in her.
Historical, Romance, Comedy
Wang Luqing, Cheng Lei, Shang Sicheng
Liang Weiwei, a girl from the sports department, accidentally entered a hit idol drama starring Jing Qing and became the queen. But she found that she’s actually not the main character in the drama at all, she was set to die in three episodes. In order to get rid of the “setting” and stop the cycle of death, Liang Weiwei decided to reverse her fate and become the main female character, competing for the emperor’s favor and starting a fantasy bitter-sweet love story with the emperor.
Historical, Romance, Comedy
Li Yitong, Xu Kai
In a peaceful and prosperous world, the people live and work in peace and harmony. The son of General Sheng Xiaojing, Sheng Chumu, is spoiled by his mother since childhood and is a famous playboy in Chang’an City. On a trip to Guangzhou, Sheng Chumu meets Fu Rou, a young lady from an embroidery shop, and falls in love with her at first sight. After a few encounters, Fu Rou realizes that Sheng Chumu is really uneducated and unskilled, and is disappointed with him. Sheng Chumu is determined to change himself for love and learns the art of war and eventually wins Fu Rou’s favor. When they return to Chang’an, Fu Rou becomes a female officer in the palace by accident, and Sheng Chumu is forced to join the army. They are tested for love, but also in this process of growth, they see the responsibility on their own shoulders, and work together to save the country out of the crisis, and contribute to the prosperity of the country, the people’s well-being, and happiness!
Wallace Chung, Tan Songyun
During the Ming Dynasty, Luo XI Niang, a concubine’s daughter, is very opinionated despite her humble status. She believes that a woman’s vision should not be confined to the inner house and hopes to fight for the freedom she desires through her skillful embroidery. After her accidental marriage to General Xu Lingyi, the Marquis of Yongping, she treats everyone around her with optimism and positivity. Relies on her efforts, she gains the trust of the Xu family and returns to the helm of the household. Xu Lingyi is attracted by Shiyi Niang’s wonderful qualities. Through many difficulties, they married and then fall in love. With her husband’s support, Shiyi Niang opens an embroidery workshop, Xianya Pavilion, to pass on her embroidery skills. Xu Lingyi has to fight with a ban on foreign trade, to maintain the peace of his family and improve the livelihood of the people. When the Xu family faces disaster, the couple works together to resolve the situation. They successfully protect the Xu family, eventually leading to the opening of the sea trade. The couple, in love, believed in each other, persevered in their love, defended themselves against the storms of life together, and created their own legendary life.
Historical, Romance, Political
Wang Kai, Jiang Shuying, Ren Min
This drama follows the life of Emperor Song Renzong, from his rise to the throne as a young man to his gradual control of the dynasty and devotion to the people, as well as his emotional choices behind the turbulent court. As a young man, Renzong ascended to the throne and took control of the world, but his mercy and love for the people put pressure on him. He feared the changes in the dynasty and feared the words of the people, and ruled the country like a scale, trying hard to keep the balance between the court and the people, The reign of Emperor Renzong was a period of economic and cultural prosperity, this was due to the fact that Emperor Renzong had always followed the kindness principle, and had encouraged freedom of speech. At the same time, however, he sacrificed almost all the possibilities of "capriciousness", putting his daughter, his wife, and his concubine, including himself, in an insurmountable ”Lonely Castle", and leaving himself torn between the people of the country and the love of the emperor, between the concept of governing a state and the love of his family, between reason and emotion.
Historical, Wuxia, Romance
Joseph Zeng, Yukee Chen, Zhu Xudan
At the end of the Yuan Dynasty, there were many heroes, and the Martial arts World was in turmoil. The Rumor was saying that the person who got the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre could become the supreme martial artist and order the world, no one dared to disobey. For a period of time, it triggered the fight for the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre in the martial arts world, several relationships and feuds also arose. Zhang Cuishan, who came from The Wudang sect, and Yin Susu, who was from Tian Ying Cult, met and fell in love because of the Dragon Slaying Sabre, and finally, they were forced to commit suicide because of the Dragon Slaying Sabre. After their son Zhang Wuji grew up, he coincidentally studied the martial arts “Jiu Yang Shen Gong” and “Qian Kun Da Nuo Yi” and became the head of the Ming Cult. Zhang Wuji had affection for Zhao Min, the princess of the Yuan Dynasty, Zhou Zhiruo of the Emei Cult, his cousin Yin Li and his maid, Xiao Zhao. However, the seemingly soft Zhou Zhiruo hurt Yin Li and framed Zhao Min to get the secret of the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre. Although Zhang Wuji has already known the true nature of Zhou Zhiruo, he still can’t hate her. Afterward, Zhang Wuji resolved all kinds of grudges in the martial arts world, resigned from the position of sect master, and traveled to Mongolia with Zhao Min.
Chen Xingxu, Peng Xiaoran, Shawn Wei
Qu Xiaofeng, the ninth princess of Xizhou, went with her father to the capital to meet the Emperor of the Li dynasty. She accidentally met Li Chengyin, the prince and they were mistakenly involved in a crisis and became friends in trouble. Many years later, Li Chengyin approached Xiaofeng because of a marriage. They met but did not recognize each other, but they were attracted by each other’s kindness and justice and fell in love. The good times did not last long, Li Chengyin’s henchmen killed the tribe of Xiaofeng’s mother, Xiaofeng could not bear it and jumped down the legendary forgetting river with the intention of forgetting love, Li Chengyin also jumped down with her. When they met again, they had forgotten each other and everything related to each other. They started a marriage. But the conflict reeled them back together, and they fell in love again. After a great disaster, Xiao Feng restored memory, she was in a dilemma between love and hate, and Li Chengyin was also suffering because of her hatred. Eventually, Xiao Feng put aside her hatred, hoping that Li Chengyin can keep the world peaceful. Xiaofeng remembered when Li Chengyin jumped down the forgetful river after herself without any fear, the last thing Xiaofeng asked was to let Li Chengyin promise to live well, after the words Xiaofeng killed herself with her sword, they wrote a song of true love together.
There is a rumor in this world: the coming of the eternal night, the earth’s catastrophe. In order to seek justice for his family’s injustice, Ning Que came to the capital with his young maid Sang Sang. After unremitting efforts, he was admitted to the best school and became the disciple of the school’s leader, taking up the important task of supporting the country and protecting the people. He also successfully redresses the grievances of his family. When Ning Que took Sang Sang, who was suffering from a strange disease, to seek medical treatment, he found that Sang Sang was the carrier of the Eternal Night. They became the target of the world. In order to protect Sang Sang, they traveled all over the world, but they discovered that the one who created Sang Sang’s cruel fate was Hao Tian, who was admired by all the people in the world and was the mastermind behind the Eternal Night. Under Hao Tian’s instigation, a great war broke out. In the midst of the national tragedy, Ning Que and the people of the Academy fought against the invaders bravely with the help of the people, Sang Sang was controlled by Hao Tian and launched the eternal night catastrophe. Ning Que defeated Hao Tian, retrieving Sang Sang. From then on, there is no more Eternal Night, peace is restored to the world. Ning Que and Sang Sang finally live happily together.
Historical, Fantasy, Wuxia
Leo Wu, Lin Yun, Li Qin
Xiao Yan was considered a talented young martial artist. When he was nine years old, his mother, Gu Wenxin, was forcibly brought back and imprisoned by his clan members. His father, Xiao Zhan, kept it secret. Xiao Yan’s mother gave him a ring, which made his power weakened and prevented him from training. The family, who had been engaged with him for a long time, withdrew from the marriage, causing the Xiao family to suffer great shame. Xiao Yan inadvertently woke up the ring’s owner, Yao Chen, and with the help of Yao Chen, Xiao Yan’s martial arts progressed amazingly. Xiao Yan entered Jianan Academy to learn martial arts, where he befriended a group of mentors and friends, once again attracting the attention of his enemies. During a special training session, Xiao Yan was framed and after coming back from the dead, he found out that his family was also decimated. For the sake of peace in the world, Xiao Yan resolutely chose to challenge the evil forces alone. In the end, he joined forces with the heroine Xiao Xuan’er and together they defeated the powerful enemy.
Historical, Romance, Drama
Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo
In 1735, Emperor Qianlong was enthroned, and Ruyi, a sweetheart who grew up with him, entered the palace as an imperial concubine according to the ritual. From then on, they staged a marriage in the palace, from acquaintance and love to lose and ruin. When the new emperor ascended to the throne, Ruyi became a concubine because of her childhood friendship with Emperor Qianlong and was ostracized by everyone. The Queen Mother had a feud with Ruyi’s family, so Ruyi was in trouble. At this time, Emperor Qianlong also faced the same problem of Empress Dowager taking power and the old ministers charging the affairs of state. During the change of power, Qianlong and Ruyi supported each other through difficult times until they cleared the obstacles. After years of hard work, Qianlong pushed Ruyi to the position of Empress and shared the world with her. However, after becoming Empress, Ruyi discovered that Qianlong has grown from a teenage husband to a mature emperor, who is so suspicious and fickle. His imperial selfishness was constantly revealed, and the trust and love between them were gradually fading. But Ruyi continued to hold on to her good memories and her duties as empress until her death.
Historical, Fantasy, Wuxia
Yang Yang, Crystal Zhang, Wu Chun
Lin Dong, a young man who dreams of bringing glory to his family, coincidentally obtains a mysterious “stone talisman” left by the ancient supreme talisman ancestor. From then on, many martial arts sects, powerful and famous clans, and the three super sects of the Zhongshan Kingdom appeared beside Lin Dong. Even his once unreachable enemy, Lin Langtian, also began to “care” about Lin Dong inexplicably. After enduring many tribulations, such as clan competitions, wars between vassal states and heirs, Lin Dong relied on his hard work and unparalleled opportunities to train superb martial arts skills. He was secretly liked by the cool beauty, Ling Qingzhu, and Ying Huanhuan respectively. However, the remnants of the demons that once endangered the land reappeared. Lin Langtian, Lin Dong’s arch-enemy, eventually worked together with the remnants of the demons. Lin Dong had to unite his two righteous brothers and the righteous martial artists beside him to fight against the demons relying on the supreme martial arts handed down by the ancestors of the talisman. Finally, Lin Dong guarded this beautiful continent!
Wu Jinyan, Nie Yuan, Qin Lan
In the sixth year of the Qianlong reign, a young girl Wei Yingluo entered the Forbidden City as a palace maid to seek the truth about her eldest sister’s death. After an investigation, Wei Yingluo confirmed that her sister’s death was related to the absurd prince Hong Zhou, and was determined to get justice. Empress Fucha, who was skilled in rituals and laws, worried that Wei Yingluo has gone astray and tried her best to give her warmth and help. Under the empress’ careful guidance, Wei Yingluo grew up to be a strong and upright court lady and put aside her grudges to live a serious life. The unfortunate death of the Empress makes Wei Yingluo misunderstand Emperor Qianlong, but they went from mutual hostility to understanding and supporting each other finally.
Historical, Romance, Comedy
Gina Jin, Jiro Wang
After entering the palace, Bu Meng, the daughter of Kangcheng imperial governor, has been pretending to be sick to avoid servicing the Emperor in order to avoid the court’s troubles and to avoid having her fate arranged by others. In the harem, she met the smart and clever Yan Fei, Qu Pin, who loved crying and eating, and the emperor, and Xiao Guiren who was a strong martial artist from a general’s family. They have similar temperaments and became good friends. The emperor, who had been criticized by his governor many times, decided to vent his anger on the daughter of the governor, Bu Meng. As he contacted her more and more, he was attracted by her different personality and started to create contact with her intentionally. However, Bu Meng avoided it, on an occasional trip out of the palace, they became friends. Bu Meng also gradually found a lot of advantages of the emperor and was deeply in love with the emperor. For love, she decided to give up her obsessions!
Historical, Romance, Political
Guan Xiaotong, Song Weilong
In 464 A.D., Liu Ziye ascended to the throne. He was very tyrannical, and his half-sister, Princess Shan Yin, Liu Chuyu, was even more lascivious. The number one gang in Jianghu, Tianji Lou, wanted to overthrow Liu Ziye’s tyranny. Zhu Que came to the princess’s mansion, began to train her followers, and met Rong Zhi, who secretly developed an affection. In the end, Tianji Lou helped Liu Yu to seize the throne successfully, Liu Ziye was killed, and Zhu Que also “died” in the rebellion. Rong Zhi assisted and took Zhu Que to a neighboring country. In the neighboring country, Zhu Que learned that Rong Zhi was a follower of the Empress Dowager of Northern Wei. In order to seize the power of the Southern Dynasty, he lurked in the princess’s house and endured humiliation. When Zhu Que expressed her love for Rong Zhi, Rong Zhi chose the country and Zhu Que left sadly. Rong Zhi was actually deeply in love with Zhu Que, and in the face of Zhu Que’s resolute departure, he eventually chose Zhu Que.
Dilraba Dilmurat, Vin Zhang, Li Tai
Since childhood, Gongsun Li and her two senior brothers studied martial arts with her grandfather. She met and saved a young man, Ying Zheng, who was being bullied. Ying Zheng was obsessed with the young girl. In the chaos of the warring states, Gongsun Li fell in love with her second senior brother Jing Ke, but they left their hometown due to the war and lived together. The second brother was injured by poisoning to protect Gongsun Li. In order to exchange for the antidote, Gongsun Li married Ying Zheng and becomes his favorite concubine Li Ji, but she found out that she has already been pregnant. After the birth of Tianming, Ying Zheng treated him like his own son, and Li Ji was deeply moved. The elder senior brother, Han Shen, came to the rescue and learned the truth, so he lurked in the palace as a guard to protect her and the baby. Li Ji found out the soft and delicate side of this cold-blooded man and fell in love with him unconsciously.
Historical, Political, War
Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao
At the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the world was in turmoil. Cao Mengde, a lord of his generation, made a name for himself among the warlords. He took the embattled Emperor Liu Xie to Xudu and ordered the lords in the name of the Emperor, but gradually grew a disobedient heart. In the meantime, Prime Minister Cao was looking for talented and virtuous people, from Xun Yu in the early days to Xun You and Yang Xiu in the later years, to showcase their talents. At this time, Sima Yi, the second Mister of the Sima family in Henei, kept his name in obscurity, preferring to break his own leg to avoid Cao Cao's recruitment. Later, at the earnest invitation of Cao Pi, he became a member of Cao Pi's staff. Cao Pi and his young brother Cao Zhi fight for the position of the Lord, while their respective staff members Sima Yi and Yang Xiu are also involved in a series of battles. After the Battle of Guandu and the Battle of Red Cliff, the old heroes fall into disgrace, and a new generation of wise warriors will continue their fatalistic struggle in the unfinished chaos of the world.
Youth, Romance, School
Zheng Shuang, Chen Xuedong, Bai Jingting
Li Xia and her childhood friend Cheng Qiqi were admitted to Qianchuan First High School and met the legendary Fu Xiaosi and Lu Zhi’ang, with the joining of Yu Jian and other classmates, they officially started their youthful and beautiful high school life. After graduation, the door of the adult world opened to them, and everyone lived a very different life. Fu Xiaosi released a collection of his paintings, which became a hit all over China. Li Xia became Fu Xiaosi’s assistant and girlfriend. Qiqi won the singing competition and became the youth idol of China. Yu Jian, who went north to become a singer, still persists in his dream. While everyone is being swept away by the fast-approaching world, bigger adversities come one after another, almost completely reversing and affecting everyone’s life: Fu Xiaosi’s hardships, Li Xia’s departure, Lu Zhi’ang’s imprisonment, Cheng Qiqi’s betrayal, and the death of Yu Jian’s boyfriend. Ten years have passed, They discovered that nothing can be permanent except memories, but they have all learned to love and grown up.
Yang Zi, Qin Junjie
Li Yihuan was the last child of Emperor Yongli of Ming Dynasty. She grew up in Mingzhu Valley, a place where the followers of the former Ming Dynasty gathered. She and her siblings, including Zhu Cixuan, Xue Qingcheng, Ye Mosheng, and Fan Qianying, learned martial arts together with their master. After growing up, Yihuan and his friends leave the Mingzhu Valley and try to get close to Kang Xi at the behest of their master to find a way to avenge their family and country's hatred. Yihuan and the young Kang Xi go from quarrling to being in love to having to turn against each other. Their sincerity affections and family hatred become the greatest conflict between them. The rest of the young boys and girls also experience their own love-hate relationship while taking on the important tasks given to them by their mentors. Kang Xi's philosophy of ruling the country with benevolence and virtue eventually touches Yi Huan, who gives up her hatred and tries to convince her friends not to endanger the people by starting a war for personal revenge. In the end, Yihuan decided to leave the palace and forget Kang Xi. Kang Xi promises to be a wise ruler and eventually creates a Kang-Qian Flourishing Age.
Historical, Romance, Adventure
Jing Tian, Ren Jialun, Wan Qian
Shen Zhenzhu was born in a famous family and was chosen as the consort of Lord Guangping Li Chu. She gave birth to his eldest son, Li Shi, and was later posthumously named Empress Rui Zhen. She was just a lady from the south of China, but she was kind-hearted, had the country in mind, and was friendly to people. When the An Shi Rebellion occurred, she stayed in Chang’an with the people and was respected by the people of Chang’an. Although she was pursued by general Mo Yanchuo, she still kept her love for Li Chu. After the Tang Dynasty recovered Chang’an, those who were dispersed were not allowed to enter the palace, but Li Chu was determined to bring Shen Zhenzhu back. Shen Zhenzhu took Li Chu’s future as a prince as her priority, refusing him. She won Li Chu’s heart for the rest of his life with her talent and virtue, and she was not a luxurious person, managing the harem with the word “peace” and knowing the hardships of the people. Shen Zhenzhu, a talented lady of the generation, made a certain historical contribution to the development of the middle of the Tang Dynasty.
Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, Yang Zi
Zhang Xiaofan, a teenager from Cao Miao Village, was taken under the Qingyun Sect after experiencing the tragic case of the entire village being wiped out. In order to repay the kindness of his master, Zhang Xiaofan trained diligently and painstakingly, but due to his own incompetence, he achieved nothing. Fortunately, he was accompanied by Bi Yao, the daughter of the Ghost King, and his friend Lin Jingyu, who comfort and help him through the most uncertain stage of his life. Zhang Xiaofan helped the good and eliminated evil together with Lin Jingyu, Lu Xueqi, Zeng Shushu, and other kind-hearted and enthusiastic teenagers. Zhang Xiaofan gradually grew up during the hardships, and his relationship with Bi Yao deepened. However, the ghost king set up a series of conspiracies to resurrect the beast god and overthrow Qing Yun. Zhang Xiaofan was determined to face the enemy. Just when his life was in danger, Bi Yao sacrificed herself to block a fatal sword for him and was seriously injured and unconscious, so Xiaofan wandered the world with the sleeping Bi Yao. The ghost king came back again, but in the end, Zhang Xiaofan defeated him with great courage and faith, eliminating the thousand-year-old dispute between the two sects, and fulfilling the agreement with Bi Yao, Lin Jingyu, and fellows. Under the joint efforts of the teenagers, the country was finally replaced with a picturesque landscape and a thousand miles of fertile land.
Historical, Romance, Comedy
Crystal Zhang, Sheng Yilun
Playboy Zhang Peng accidentally fell into the water to escape from his ex-girlfriends. After waking up, he found that he not only traveled through the millennium but also changed his sex to become the Crown Princess of the dynasty – Zhang Pengpeng. Zhang Peng, who has had numerous girlfriends, cannot accept this fact, but he cannot change it either. On the one hand, Zhang Pengpeng was drooling over the three thousand beauties in the prince’s harem, but on the other hand, she had to learn how to manage herself in the harem. The most painful thing for her was that as the “Crown Princess”, she had to please Crown Prince Qi Sheng. As a result, Zhang Pengpeng, who has a girl’s body and a boy’s heart, has to be caught in the struggle between the Crown Prince, the Ninth Prince, and Lord Zhao for the throne in order to protect herself. After all the struggles and love-hate entanglements, Zhang Pengpeng finally fell in love with Qi Sheng, and they gave up everything and retired to the mountains.
Historical, Political, Romance
Sun Li, Liu Tao, Ma Su
During the Warring States period, Mi Yue was the favorite young princess of King Wei of Chu. But her status fell to pieces when King Wei of Chu went to war and her mother Xiang was expelled from the palace by Queen Wei of Chu. They returned to the palace years later, her mother took revenge with her life. Mi Yue and Huang Xie were childhood sweethearts and fell in love with each other. In order to run away with Huang Xie, Mi Yue volunteered to go to Qin as the maid of the first princess, Mi Shu. On the way to Qin, Mi Yue and Mi Shu supported each other. In the middle of the journey, the Chu courtesy carriage was robbed by the army led by Lord Yiqu. Huang Xie fell into a valley to save Mi Yue and his life was not yet known. In order to find out the mastermind behind the crime, she accompanied Mi Shu into the Qin palace. Mi Shu became the queen of the Qin Empire. Mi Yue was framed by Lady Wei for kidnapping her brother Wei Ran. She had no choice but to turn to the King of Qin to become a favorite concubine. The sisterhood is divided when Mi Yue gives birth to her son Ying Ji. The sons competed for the throne and the King died of regret. Mi Yue and her son were sent to the distant state of Yan. However, King Wu of Qin, Ying Dang, died by raising his tripod and the Qin Empire was in chaos. Mi Yue returned to Qin with the help of the Yiqu army and put an end to the civil unrest in Qin. Her son, Ying Ji, was crowned King of Qin and became King Zhaoxiang. She became the first Empress Dowager of Qin, known as Empress Dowager Xuan.