Title: The Legends of Chong Er / Chong Er’s Peach
Chinese Title: 重耳传 / Chong Er Zhuan
Broadcast Network: Zhejiang TV
Broadcast Date: March 12, 2019
Air Time: Tuesday-Thursday 22:00 (two episodes)
Genre: Costume, Idol
Director: Yik Chun Go, Lai Shuiqing, Zhao Jian
Source: Adapted from historical events based on the life of Chong’er
Synopsis and Plot Summary
A story about Chong’er’s unwavering determintion for the sake of his country and the emotional sometimes heart-wrenching relationships formed with Qi Jiang, Li Ji, Ying Yue and Ji Wei.
Since he was young, Chong’er (Henry Wang) was widely-read and had an insatiable thirst for learning. He is humble, kind to others and highly talented which is why many people have chosen to follow his lead. Chong’er loves his country and has thought of many ways to help the people. However, he becomes the victim of a conspiracy cooked up by corrupt officials.
Li Ji (Mai Di Na) hopes for Xi Qi to become the Crown Prince so she plots to bring down the current Crown Prince. She also plots against Chong’er and Yi Wu (Zhang Yi Shan) who were forced to flee. Jin Xian Gong (Tan Kai) assumes that Chong’Er and Yi Wu were guilty as charged, so he sends men after them. Chong’Er then went into exile for ten over years, surviving many attempts on his life and building relationships with neighboring states. Having tasted the hardships of life, he learns to empathize with the people to become a kind but effective ruler.
- Filming lasted around four months beginning May 11, 2016 and ending September 7, 2016.
- Filming took place in Xiangshan, Hengdian, Wuxi and Beijing.
- It is part of the dramas that were affected by the Hallyu Ban, an unofficial ban that was in effect in China to restrict all forms of Hallyu aka Korean Wave due to the political disagreement between China and Korea over THAAD. On October 31, 2017, there were reports that both sides were making a move to mend diplomatic ties and news that the virtual ban has been lifted came days later. (Source: Sohu)
- Korean actress Han Chae Young was originally slated to play the role of Li Ji and was even included in the character posters. However, Madina Memet replaced her due to the Hallyu Ban.
- Duke Wen of Jin, also known as Chong’er, ruled the State of Jin during the Spring and Autumn Period.
Henry Wang Longhua Henry Wang Longhua as Chong Er
Zhang Yishan Zhang Yishan as Yi Wu
Zhang Hanyun Zhang Hanyun as Qi Jiang
Purba Rgyal Purba Rgyal as Shen Sheng
Shen Mengchen Shen Mengchen as Ying Yue
Madina Memet Madina Memet as Li Ji
He Gang He Gang as Jie Zitui
Gan Tingting Gan Tingting as Ji Kui
Guo Xiaoran Guo Xiaoran as Zhao Cui
Jin Hanxi as Qin Huaiying
Deng Ning as You Shi
Tan Kai as Jin Xiangong
Cheng Yuanyuan as Shao Ji
Lin Yongjian as Qin Mugong
Wang Yan as Hu Ji
Yvonne Yung Hung as Qi Ji
Gong Beibi as Yun Ji
Bao Jianfeng as Qi Huangong
Mai Hongmei as Li Rong Guo Zhu Fu Ren
Jin Qiaoqiao as Qin Mu Gong Fu Ren