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What Is Empresses in the Palace About?
Empresses in the Palace is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name by Liu Lianzi. Directed by Zheng Xiaolong, it stars Sun Li in the title role of Zhen Huan. After the series became popular, audiences began to imitate the way people spoke and behaved in the show. Many individuals discuss problems or issues by using the language of this drama in forums. The drama helped promote interest in classic Chinese philosophy.
Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.
After much strife and hardship, Zhenhuan is visibly changing from the pure innocent maiden who entered the harem to the cruel and relentless heartbroken woman. Along the way she experiences a miscarriage due to mistreatment by Consort Hua, who is the second most powerful woman in the harem, second only to the Empress in rank. However, even though Consort Hua's mistreatment of Huan contributed to her miscarriage, the primary reason for it was because of an ointment that she used regularly to heal a wound. The ointment had ingredients that could induce a miscarriage, given to her by another concubine who Huan thought of as a sister, An Lingrong, the same girl she had once saved. Eventually, Consort Hua is imprisoned in the Cold Palace, a place for discarded concubines, for her many misdeeds, including murder and arson and is eventually given a death sentence and told to commit suicide. Although Consort Hua refuses at first, Huan makes a visit and tells her that the Emperor has never loved her and only favoured her to please her brother, the general Nian Gengyao. She also tells her the reason for her infertility was a special incense granted to her by the Emperor. In the end, Consort Hua commits suicide but refuses to do so in a way that was decreed.
Finally, the Empress confesses her past crimes after Zhenhuan set her up for inducing a miscarriage and admits that she was the one who killed the late Chunyuan Empress and caused several other miscarriages. However, the Empress, who has been granted amnesty by the late Empress Dowager, is not killed but discarded. Towards the end, the Emperor suspects that Huan and Yunli, the seventeenth prince, of having an affair. He orders her to kill him to prove that she has no feelings towards him. Yunli sacrifices himself for her, and although she does not intentionally kill him, he dies. Following this incident, the Emperor makes Huan the leader of the Imperial Harem, a post that carries supreme authority in the inner palace. However, increasingly the Emperor grows suspicious regarding the paternity of his children with Zhenhuan. In order to save her children, she and a concubine named Ye Lanyi plot against the Emperor, and eventually manage to kill him. As the most senior widow, she plays a crucial role in the succession and installs her adopted son, the fourth prince Emperor Qianlong, upon the Dragon Throne instead of her own biological son as she does not want him to be burdened by the role of emperor. In the end, Zhenhuan becomes the sad, wistful and lonely Empress Dowager.
'Empresses in the Palace' previously aired on Netflix network in the US. Last episode of the series aired on May 2, 2012.
Empresses in the Palace Season 2 Release Date
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