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Palace of Desire (TV series)

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Also known as  'Da Ming Gong Ci'
Composer(s)  Lin Hai
First episode date  30 March 2000
Number of episodes  37
Cast  Li Bingbing
7.5/10 IMDb

Written by  Zheng ZhongWang Yao
Country of origin  China
Network  CCTV-8
Genre  Historical period drama
Palace of Desire (TV series) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen665Pal

Directed by  Li ShaohongZeng Nianping
Starring  Chen HongZhou XunGua Ah-lehWinston Chao
Directors  Li Shaohong, Nianping Zeng

Similar  Women of the Tang Dynasty, Lady Wu: The First Empress, Wu Zetian (1995 TV series)

palace of desire

Palace of Desire, also known as Daming Gong Ci (literally "Ci of the Daming Palace"), is a Chinese television series based on the life of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor, Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen Hong, Zhou Xun, Gua Ah-leh and Winston Chao in the leading roles. It was first broadcast on CCTV-8 in mainland China on 30 March 2000. The scriptwriter used extremely poetic and theatrical language for lines.


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  • Chen Hong as Princess Taiping
  • Zhou Xun as young Princess Taiping
  • Gua Ah-leh as Wu Zetian
  • Winston Chao as Xue Shao / Zhang Yizhi
  • Li Zhixing as Emperor Gaozong of Tang
  • Shen Junyi as Wu Sansi
  • Fu Biao as Wu Yousi
  • Guo Donglin as Li Xian (Emperor Zhongzong of Tang)
  • Guo Ni as Lady Wei
  • Hu Jing as Wei Xiang'er (young Lady Wei)
  • Li Bingbing as Princess Anle
  • He Lin as Lady of Wei
  • Liu Dong as Li Hong
  • Sun Bin as Li Xian
  • Wang Tao as Li Dan (Emperor Ruizong of Tang)
  • Yuan Shilong as young Li Dan
  • Gao Dongping as Zhang Changzong
  • Wu Jun as Li Longji (Emperor Xuanzong of Tang)
  • Zhao Yi as Xue Huaiyi
  • Fu Heng as Wu Chengsi
  • Zhang Ping as Ming Qingyuan
  • Li Aijun as Cui Ti
  • Lei Ming as Xue Shao's father
  • Gao Fang as Xue Shao's mother
  • Lin Xin as Wet Nurse Chun
  • Yang Yuting as Jinniang
  • Tan Xiaoyan as Lady Ru
  • Gong Lijun as Lady of Han
  • Cong Peixin as Li Yifu
  • Zheng Zhong as Qapaghan Qaghan
  • Zhang Zhenyuan as Zhou Xing
  • Yan Huaili as Pei Yan
  • Zhang Chunian as Deshun
  • Guan Zongxiang as Lu Haoweng
  • Soundtrack

    The music for the series was composed by Lin Hai (林海). In 2011 China Scientific And Cultural Audio-Video Publishing House (中国科学文化音像出版社) released an extended version of the original soundtrack.


    Palace of Desire (TV series) Wikipedia