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Chinese Drama - Political Intrigue

Political Intrigue

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  • Story of Kunning Palace

    #1

    Historical, Romance, Fantasy
    Bai Lu, Zhang Linghe
    Jiang Xuening once struggled hard to become a queen, only to be driven to suicide in a palace mutiny. Now, Jiang Xuening's dream is to get away from power and take charge of her own life. But by chance she enters the palace as a companion, becoming a student of the imperial teacher Xie Wei, and meets Xue Shu, the niece of Empress Dowager Xue, who enters the palace at the same time. Jiang Xuening is taught by Xie Wei, while secretly plotting to stop Yan Lin from the event "Blood Crown Ceremony". Through Jiang Xuening and Xie Wei's planning, the lives of the Yan family are saved. After the Ritual, Jiang Xuening inadvertently involves herself in the government's plan to eradicate the Pingnan Lord's rebellious party. She goes into the enemy's camp with Zhang Zhe, and at a critical moment, Jiang Xuening defends Zhang Zhe with her body, but they are unable to be together in the end. When an enemy country, Dayue, invades the country, Princess Shen Zhiyi resolutely embarks on marriage to seek peace. In order to save her friend Shen Zhiyi, Jiang Xuening accompanies Xie Wei north to invade Da Yue. In the midst of many crises, Xie Wei protects Jiang Xuening even to the extent of hurting himself, and they gradually develop a love for each other. However, a bigger conspiracy gradually emerges, which points to the truth of the Pingnan Lord incident 20 years ago. In the end, Jiang Xuening and Xie Wei work together to uncover the truth, and Jiang Xuening uses her love to change Xie Wei, and they finally get together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chen

    #2

    Suspense, Romance, Crime
    Guan Xiaotong, Elvis Han
    In 1940 Shanghai, Chen Jiaping, an underground member of the Chinese Communist Party codenamed "Mei Hua Si", is on a mission when he runs into his former fiancée Zuo Shuangtao at a critical moment when he is almost exposed. At this time, Zuo Shuangtao is already a spy of the Kuomintang military system and is looking for a way out of her predicament after a failed assassination mission. They are both unaware of each other's identities as spies and rely on the tacit understanding to cope with the Japanese's close scrutiny, and eventually pass through as a couple in a shocking manner. The Japanese then force they to marry out of suspicion that they are disguised as a couple, and Zuo Shuangtao enters the merchant's office as a result of the scheme. Afterwards, Chen Jiaping has to complete his mission, deal with the identity crisis that he has not been able to eliminate, and test Zuo Shuangtao's true identity at the same time! The struggle becomes more and more brutal. Eventually Jiaping discovers that Shuangtao is an spy of the military junta, "Hong Tao Wu", while Zuo Shuangtao discovers that Jiaping is a Chinese Communist spy, "Mei Hua Si". After learning more about the attitudes and contributions of the two parties, Zuo Shuangtao, inspired by her communist beliefs, eventually chooses to fight with Chen Jiaping. They go through trials and tribulations to complete their arduous mission under the leadership of the Party organisation and embark on a new journey together.
  • The Legend of Zhuohua

    #3

    Historical, Romance, Drama
    Jing Tian, Feng Shaofeng
    The female official, Mu Zhuohua, resists the traditional marriage system and is determined to pursue her career. Liu Yan, the god of war,  is suffering from failure and bears the feud of his country. They are redeemed by each other, and fall in love with each other. They work together to guard the country.
  • Lost You Forever

    #4

    Historical, Fantasy, Romance
    Yang Zi, Zhang Wanyi, Deng Wei
    In ancient times, humans, gods, and demons lived together, and there were three kingdoms, Shennong, Xuan Yuan, and Gao Xin. After a hundred years of hardships, Jiu Yao(Xiao Yao), the leader of Gao Xin, who was stranded in the wilderness, not only lost her identity, but also his appearance, and settled in Qingshui Town. She lived a life of unrestrained recklessness by commenced her medical career. Xiao Yao’s cousin, Prince Xuan Yuan, is a very tolerant man, he traveled all over the wilderness to find Xiao Yao and came to Qingshui Town. The days in Qingshui Town were simple and warm. Wen Xiaoliu accidentally saved the dying Prince Tu Shanjing of Qing Qiu. gradually had an affection for each other. Wen Xiaoliu and Xiang Liu, a nine-headed demon, acquainted with each other and became friends. Wen Xiaoliu and Cang Xuan met again, but they were unable to recognize each other. After several twists and turns, she finally identified with Cang Xuan and restored her real identity. In order to unify the world, Xuan Cang gave up his personal love and took the throne. After Xiang Liu died in battle and Xiao Yao helped Xuan Cang complete his great work, then she and Tu Shanjing retired to Jianghu. Xu Cang devoted all his efforts to managing the country because he knew that as long as the world is peaceful, his Xiao Yao will be able to be happy and healthy.
  • The Legend of Anle

    #5

    Romance, Historical, Drama
    Dilraba Dilmurat, Gong Jun, Liu Yuning
    Di Ziyuan, who is righteous, heartfelt, comes from a family of founding fathers and was displaced by a sudden change in her family. Unwilling to be strangled by fate, she took the name Ren Anle and decided to do her best to resettle the people who suffered from the war, hoping to create a peaceful home for them. While at the same time, she was investigating and learning the truth, hoping to clear her family’s name. In the process of helping the people, she not only gained a certain prestige and praise but was also appreciated by Crown Prince Han Ye and became his staff. Later, with the help of the resourceful Ren Anle, Han Ye solves the fraudulent imperial examination case and the Jiangnan disaster relief grain embezzlement case. At this time, war broke out at the border, Ren Anle, who takes the world’s livelihood as her own, decided to follow Han Ye on his expedition, hoping to end the war as soon as possible so that the people can live and work in peace and happiness. Faced with a situation where the enemy was strong and they were weak, Ren Anle planned and killed the enemy even when she was ill, winning a close victory and bringing peace to the people. In the end, Han Ye helped Ren Anle to find out what happened back then and cleared her family’s injustice.
  • Ye Cheng

    #6

    Historical, Romance
    Yuan Hao, Jia Ze
    Shu Cheng, the female "Prince" of the first family in Great Chu, behaves as a playboy to protect her family, but falls in love with the most handsome guy Shen Ye. After a few twists and turns, Shu Cheng discovers that Shen Ye seems to have multiple identities, making it difficult to distinguish between friend and foe. They are forced to become the closest of enemies. But in the end, they work together to overcome many obstacles.
  • Lost Track of Time

    #7

    Historical, Romance
    Xing Fei, Zhai Zilu, Jing Chao
    In the past life, Lu Anran was entrusted with the wrong person and lost everything. Lu Anran is accidentally reborn, and in order to avenge her past life, she embarks on a path of revenge. However, in her quest for revenge, there is one person who is always in love with her, and that person is the ninth prince, Mu Chuan. Mu Chuan is not interested in the throne or power, but rather in the mountains. After meeting Lu Anran, he decides to accompany her on her quest for revenge. Although they are in the prison of imperial power, they still put their hearts on all the people and eventually save them from the disaster.
  • The Romance of Hua Rong 2

    #8

    Historical, Romance, Comedy
    Yuan Hao, Zhao Zhaoyi
    Hua Rong and Qin Shangcheng finally become a happy couple after all the hardships. Just as they are getting married, an imperial decree orders Hua Rong to marry the son of a neighboring country. To protect the whole world, Hua Rong decides to temporarily "conceal" her marriage with Qin Shangcheng and "marry" to the Southern Wilderness for the peace.
  • The Imperial Coroner

    #9

    Historical, Romance, Suspense
    Su Xiaotong, Wang Ziqi
    In the late Tang Dynasty, Chu Chu, a young girl from a family of coroner in the southwest mountains, comes to Chang’an alone to realize her dream of becoming a coroner and takes the coroner examination. Xiao Jinyu recruits Chu Chu as a partner to uncover the mystery of the case. The mystery of Chu Chu’s background breaks the balance of power in the capital, and a power struggle ensues. With each case solved, the team unravels the mystery step by step and finally solves a shocking case that has lasted for 18 years. Xiao Jinyu and Chu Chu are successfully married, and Chu Chu is finally approved by the emperor and given the status of “Imperial Coroner”, realizing her dream in life.
  • General's Lady

    #10

    Historical, Romance, Comedy
    Tang Min, Caesar Wu, Cao Junxiang
    Shen Jin, a pampered young lady from the royal family, married far away to the border because of the emperor’s grant of marriage. She fell in love with her husband, General Chu Xiuming, at first sight, but, because of her special status, she could not successfully integrate into the army of the Chu family. In order to gain dignity and love in a brand new environment, Shen Jin gradually puts off her delicacy and hypocrisy, and with her unique resources and good ideas, she solved problems for the soldiers at the border. She established her prestige and gains the support of the soldiers step by step. The emperor became more and more suspicious of the Chu army and took Shen Jin’s parents as hostages and gave her a secret edict to be a royal spy to monitor the Chu army. The Chu family army and Shen Jin experienced a lot of hardships. They gained a happy marriage while defending the peace of the country.
  • The Promise of Chang'an

    #11

    Historical, Romance, Political
    Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi
    Helan Mingyu, the granddaughter of the Lord of Yonglin, is a bright young girl who accidentally befriends Xiao Chengxu, the ninth prince of Shengzhou. They develop an affection for each other. When news of Xiao Chengxu's "death in battle" spreads by mistake, Mingyu is forced to marry Xiao Chengrui, the third brother of Xiao Chengxu, in order to save his brother Xiao Chengxuan, and is trapped in the harem. Xiao Chengxu's success in the war helps Xiao Chengrui to become the emperor and establish the kingdom of Da Sheng, but he is jealously guarded by the emperor because of his high achievements. Whe he learns the truth about the death of his mother and the passing of his father's throne, Xiao Chengxu decides to usurp power and take revenge. However, Xiao Chengrui dies suddenly because of an old illness and orders the son of Mingyu, Xiao Qiyuan, to succeed him, in order to keep Xiao Chengxu in check and secure the throne. Xiao Chengxu is forced to support Xiao Qiyuan, but he is still determined to marry Helan Mingyu. In the meantime, Qiyuan grows up and dislikes Xiao Chengxu's control. He is provoked by others to learn of his mother's affair with Xiao Chengxu and grows resentful towards both of them. Helan Mingyu tries to find a balance between Qiyuan and Xiao Chengxu in the interest of the stability of Da Sheng. Chengxu is eventually killed in battle and Qiyuan also dies with his favorite concubine Dong Ruoxuan. For the sake of Da Sheng's future, Mingyu once again stands strong by the side of the young emperor who has ascended to the throne.
  • Maiden Holmes

    #12

    Historical, Suspense, Romance
    Chen Yao, Zhang Linghe
    When the Fanyannan Kingdom invaded the country, the nineteen-year-old Lord Qi, Xiao Yanzhi was ordered to defend the country. He struggled in blood to turn the tide of battle, but was ambushed in the final battle of Honggu and lost his entire army. When he returned from death to the court, he was blamed by Lord Yun. His military power was removed. Faced with the fact that Lord Yun had supported the young emperor to ascend to the throne, secretly seizing the imperial power, Lord Qi and the young emperor reached a tacit agreement and chose to keep silent temporarily. Since then, Lord Qi stopped interfering in the affairs of the court and pretended to be Pei Zhao, playing in the world. In fact, he was investigating secretly, vowing to find out the truth about the military defeat. As a result of investigating the case of the lost disaster relief fund, Pei Zhao encountered Su Ci in Qing Shui. He was interested in her cool personality and her ability to solve cases. On the way, Pei Zhao and Su Ci befriended Xie Beiming, the young master of Feiyun Villa, and Dong Rushuang, the daughter of the Poison King. They formed an investigation team. As the cases were solved one by one, the danger was gradually approaching. Su Ci’s true identity was uncovered, and the truth of the war gradually emerged. The investigation team was involved in the power struggle of the court, the truth, love, friendship, and family love were tested one after another.
  • Joy of Life

    #13

    Historical, Suspense, Fantasy
    Zhang Ruoyun, Li Qin, Chen Daoming
    Zhang Qing, a student of literary history at a university, was well versed in classical masterpieces, but his thesis proposition of analyzing ancient literary history with modern concepts was not approved by Professor Ye. In order to make Professor Ye his graduate advisor, Zhang Qing decided to further elaborate on the point he wanted to make by writing a novel. In his novel, Fan Xian, a teenager with a mysterious birth, has been living with his grandmother in the small seaside town of Tanzhou since he was a child. With the sudden visit of a teacher, his seemingly peaceful life began to face a number of crises and trials. Under the guidance of the mysterious teacher and a blindfolded guardian, Fan Xian became familiar with the medicinal properties of medicine, practiced and refined his martial arts, and then solved many dangerous situations one after another. Curious about the mystery of his birth, Fan Xian left Tanzhou and went to the capital. In the capital, Fan Xian experienced the warmth and coldness of the world and kept his insistence on justice and kindness, writing a glorious life legend.
  • The Longest Day in Chang'an

    #14

    Historical, Suspense, Thriller
    Lei Jiayin, Jackson Yee
    Zhang Xiaojing was once a soldier in the army and was appointed as a "Bu Liang Shuai" in charge of detecting and arresting, and coordinating the security work of Wannian County for a long time. However, he was sentenced to death for the crime and put in prison. On the eve of the Lantern Festival in the third year of Tianbao's reign, the Jing'an Bureau, which is responsible for the security of Chang'an City, discovered a suspicious person who had infiltrated the city. Zhang Xiaojing was sent free by Li Bi to detective this case as he learned many languages and was familiar with Chang'an. After Zhang Xiaojing's investigation, he discovered that the enemy's plot was to create chaos during the gathering on the night of the Lantern Festival With only a few hours left before the lantern festival, Zhang Xiaojing must catch the assassin before the festival. During the investigation and pursuit, Zhang Xiaojing also discovered that there was an enemy inside the Jing'an Bureau. In a battle of wits and bravery, Zhang Xiaojing finally revealed the mastermind behind the scene at the last moment, preventing it from happening and saving the people of Chang'an.
  • The Rise of Phoenixes

    #15

    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!
  • The Advisors Alliance

    #16

    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.
  • Singing All Along

    #17

    Historical, Romance, Political
    Ruby Lin, Yuan Hong
    During the new dynasty, Liu Xiu got to know Deng Yu, Liu Xuan, Feng Yi and other young talents and little Yin Lihua when he was studying at Chang’an Imperial College. A few years later, the world was in chaos due to the tyranny of Xin Mang. Liu Xiu revolted with his brother Liu Yan. Yin Lihua followed him under the disguise of Yin Ji. From the Chun Ling uprising to the Kun Yang war, Liu Xiu fought side by side with a group of gallant companions. After Liu Xuan became the emperor, he was afraid of the great achievements of Liu’s brothers and killed Liu Yan. Liu Xiu married Yin Lihua and kept in a low-key, so that Liu Xuan relaxed his vigilance and let him go north as military governor. The road to Hebei was full of crises, but fortunately, there were Deng Yu, Feng Yi, Wu Han, Geng trap, and other old friends and new friends came to join them one after another and shared the difficulties. The Lord of Hebei Zhending Liu Yang proposed a marriage alliance, for the sake of the overall situation, Liu Xiu painfully separated from his wife. After that, Liu Xiu joined hands with Deng Yu and Feng Yi, ended the war after dozens of years of unremitting efforts, pacified Hebei and other places, fixed the capital of Luoyang, and established the Eastern Han Dynasty, finally fulfilling the common long-cherished dream.
  • Nirvana in Fire

    #18

    Historical, Political, Wuxia
    Hu Ge, Wang Kai, Liu Tao
    Twelve years ago, more than 70,000 soldiers of the Chiyan Army were completely annihilated. They died unjustly in Mei Ling, leaving only the young commander Lin Shu to survive. Twelve years later, Lin Shu was reborn as Mei Changsu, a “Qilin Talent” who established the Jiangzuo League and returned to the imperial capital as the first talent in the “Langgya List”. He was burdened with a blood feud and secretly helped his childhood friend Prince Jing in the struggle between the Crown Prince and Prince Yu. At the same time, he met his fiancee, Mu Nihuang, the princess of Yunnan, but cannot face each other. The story of Mei Changsu, who is sick and frail, sets out on a dark and thrilling road to win the throne in order to seek redress for injustice and to revive the country.
  • The Disguiser

    #19

    War, Action, Suspense
    Hu Ge, Jin Dong, Liu Mintao
    During the anti-Japanese war, Mingtai, a young man from a wealthy family, was on his way to study at the University of Hong Kong. He was kidnapped by Wang Tianfeng, a senior officer of the National Military Council Research and Statistics, and taken to the training course, where he underwent a tough training program and became a good agent of the National Military Council Research and Statistics. Afterward, Mingtai and his partner Yu Manli go to Shanghai to carry out a series of secret activities. During the "Smash Project", Mingtai teams up with Cheng Jinyun, a member of the Chinese Communist Party underground, and successfully blows up a special train transporting senior Japanese officials by Wang Jingwei’s Puppet Regime. Later, Mingtai assassinates senior officials of the Wang Wang Jingwei government and kills Japanese spies, achieving many successes. However, as Mingtai becomes disillusioned with the KMT's "making money from the disaster" initiatives, Cheng Jinyun recommends him to the Communist Party as an underground agent. In order to win the ultimate victory on the battlefield, Mingtai and his elder brother Minglou, who has a complicated identity, work together to launch the "death knell ringing" operation. They successfully confuse the Japanese army with false information and win a chance for the ultimate victory of the war.
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