CD in History

Chinese history spans over 4,000 years, of which many Chinese series are produced & entertained us. Having been fascinated with the history, whenever I am watching any ancient series, I will always look up the history behind the characters included, as it is always interesting to see how history documents the characters vs how the characters are portrayed in different series. A chronology of the series that I have watched & the timeline in the long Chinese Dynasty is compiled to my best knowledge.

eriodDynastyKeysSeries/ TravelsRate
1045 – 221 BCQi StateJiang ZiYaInvestiture of the Gods (2014) 封神英雄榜 7/10
476 – 221 BCWarring State
Period Qin
(嬴 Ying)
King Hui Wen
(Ying Si)
356 – 311 BC
Legend of Mi Yue (2015) 羋月傳
the-legend-of-miyue-2015-羋月傳-theme-song
8/10
221 – 206 BCQin Dynasty
(嬴 Ying)
Qin Shi Huang
259 – 210 BC
Great Wall of China (travel)
musical-journey-leading-to-maiden-passage-to-great-wall
NA
The Myth (2010) 神话
the-myth-神话-theme-song
7/10
A Step into the Past (2001) 寻秦记 9/10
The King’s Woman (2017) 秦时丽人明月心 8/10
Saga of the Lost Kingdom 赢单传奇 (1985)
难得糊涂-theme-song-of-the-saga-of-the-lost-kingdom-赢单传奇-by-anita-mui
7/10
206 BC – 9 ADWestern Han
(刘 Liu)
Gaozu (Liu Bang)
256 – 195 BC
The Conqueror’s Story (2004) 楚汉骄雄 TVB9/10
Wen (Liu Heng)
203 – 157 BC
Beauty’s Rival in Palace (2010) 美人心計
or Schemes of a Beauty
7/10
Wu (Liu Che)
157 – 76 BC
Virtuous Queen of Han (2014) 大汉贤后卫子夫 7/10
Sound of the Desert (2014) 风中奇缘 7/10
Zhao (Liu FuLing)
94 – 74 BC
Love Yunge from the Desert (2015) 大汉情缘之云中歌 6/10
23 – 220 ADEastern Han
(刘 Liu)
Guangwu (Liu Xiu)
5BC – 57AD
Singing All Along (2016) 秀丽江山之长歌行 7/10
Xian (Liu Xie)
181 – 234
Secret of the Three Kingdoms (2018) 三国机密8/10
220 – 2653 Kingdoms
Cao Wei
(曹Cao)
Cao Pi (Zi Huan)
187 – 226
Where the Legend Begins (2002) 洛神 TVB9/10
Sima Yi
179 – 251
The Advisors’ Alliance I (2017) 大军师司马懿之军师联盟
The Advisors’ Alliance II (2018) 大军师司马懿之虎啸龙吟
8/10

7/10
221 – 2633 Kingdoms
Shu Han
(刘 Liu)
Liu Bei
161 – 223
Red Cliff (2008) movie
265 – 420Jin DynastySima Yao
Sima Dezong
Sima Dewen
The Rebel Princess8/10
420 – 479Northern Dyn : Southern Liu SongLiu YuThe Rebel Princess
rebel-princess-2021-上阳赋-c-drama-series-review
8/10
386 – 589Northern & Southern DynastiesUnknownPrincess Silver (2019) 白发王妃
princess-silver-2019-白发王妃-series-review
6/10
386 – 535Northern :
Northern Wei
(拓跋 Tuoba)
Grottoes in Yungang & Longmen (travel)
a-pair-of-grottoes-in-yungang-datong-and-longmen-luoyang
Wencheng
(Tuoba Jun)
445 – 465
Princess Weiyoung (2016) 锦绣未央 8/10
UnknownPrincess Agent (2017) 特工皇妃楚乔传 6/10
550 – 577Northern : Northern Qi
(高 Gao)
Prince of Lan Ling
(Gao Chang Gong)
541 – 573
Prince of Lanling (2013) 兰陵王
prince-of-lanling-2013-theme-song
7/10
502 – 557Southern :
Liang Dynasty
(蕭 Xiao)
UnknownNirvana in Fire I (2015) 琅琊榜
nirvana-in-fire-i-2015-琅琊榜-series-review
10/10
UnknownNirvana in Fire II (2018) 琅琊榜之风起长林10/10
Wu (Xiao Yan)
464 – 549
Royal Nirvana (2019) 鹤唳华亭
royal-nirvana-2019-鹤唳华亭-series-review
8/10
618 – 906Tang Dynasty
(李 Li)
Taizong
(Li Shimin)
598 – 649
Can’t Buy Me Love (2010) 公主嫁到6/10
The Long Ballad (2021) 长歌行
the-long-ballad-2021-长歌行-c-drama-series-review
7/10
Court Lady (2021) 大唐女儿行
court-lady-2021-大唐女儿行-c-drama-series-review
8/10
Gaozong
(Li Zhi)
628 – 683
Detective Dee & Mystery of Phantom Flame (2010) 狄仁杰之通天帝国
Wu Zetian
(Wu Zhao)
624 – 705
Empress of China (2014) 武媚娘传奇 6/10
Luoyang (2021) 风起洛阳
luoyang-2021-风起洛阳-c-drama-series-review
9/10
Xuanzong
(Li LongJi)
685 – 762
Deep in the Realm of Conscience (2018) 宮心計2: 深宮計 TVB6/10
The Imperial Coroner (2021) 御赐小仵作
the-imperial-coroner-2021-御赐小仵作-c-drama-series-review
9/10
Yang Guifei
(Yuhuan)
719 – 751
Lady of the Dynasty (2015) 王朝的女人·杨贵妃 movie5/10
Xuanzong (Li Yi/ Li Chen)
810 – 859
Beyond the Realm of Conscience (2009) 宮心計 6/10
903 – 9275 Dynasties :
Later Liang
(朱 Zhu)
Taizu (Zhu Wen)
Prince Bo (Zhu Youwen)
The Wolf (2020) 狼殿下 produced in 2017
the-wolf-2020-狼殿下-series-review
7/10
Later Zhou
(郭 Guo)
Emperor Shizong (Chai Rong/ Guo Rong)Legend of 2 Sisters in the Chaos 浮世双娇传 (2020)
legend-of-two-sisters-in-chaos-2020-浮世双娇传-series-review
6/10
934 – 96510 Kingdom :
Later Shu
(孟 Meng)
Meng Chang
(Meng RenZan)
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine 倾世皇妃 (2011)7/10
916 – 1125Liao Dynasty
(耶律 Yelu)
Jing Zong
(Yelu Xian)
948 – 982
The Legend of Xiao Chuo (2020) 燕云台
legend-of-xiao-chuo-燕云台2020-series-review
8/10
960 – 1127Northern Song
(趙 Zhao)
Taizong (Zhao Guangyi)
939 – 997
The Young Warriors (2006) 少年杨家将 7/10
Zhenzong (Zhao Heng) 968 – 1022A Dream of Splendor (2022) 梦华录6/10
Renzong
(Zhao Zhen)
1010 – 1063
Serenade of Peaceful Joy (2020) 清平乐 aka Held in the Lonely Castle6/10
UnknownSnow Sword Stride (2022)
sword-snow-stride-s1-2022-雪中悍刀行-c-drama-series-review
9/10
UnknownLove in Between (2020) 少年游之一寸相思
love-in-between-2020-少年游之一寸相思-c-drama-series-review
7/10
UnknownStory of Ming Lan (2018) 知否?知否?应是绿肥红瘦 7/10
UnknownMy Heroic Husband S1 (2021) 赘婿
my-heroic-husband-s1-2021-赘婿-c-drama-series-review
7/10
1127 – 1279 Southern Song
(趙 Zhao)
Unknown Destiny of White Snake (2018) 天乩之白蛇传说 7/10
Unknown Legend of White Snake (2019) 新白娘子传奇 7/10
1115 – 1234Jin Dynasty
(完顏 WanYan)
UnknownThe Legend of the Condor Heroes 射鵰英雄傳
condor-heroes-a-legend-on-its-own
10/10
The Return of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶9/10
1279 – 1368Yuan Dynasty
(孛兒只斤 Borjigin)
Genghis Khan
1158 – 1227
Mongolia (travel)
mongolia-land-of-the-great-khans-and-condor-heroes
NA
1368 – 1644Ming Dynasty
(朱 Zhu)
Hongwu (Zhu Yuanzhang)
1328- 1398
Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre (2019) 倚天屠龍記
heaven-sword-dragon-sabre-2019-倚天屠龙记-series-review
9/10
Xuande (Zhu Zhanji)
1399 – 1435
Ming Dynasty (2019) 大明风华 6/10
? The Sword & The Brocade (2021) 锦心似玉
the-sword-the-brocade-2021-锦心似玉-c-drama-series-review
7/10
Jiajing (Zhu Houcong)Under The Power (2018) 锦衣之下
under-the-power-锦衣之下-2018-c-drama-series-review
8/10
1644 – 1912Qing Dynasty
(愛新覺羅
Aisin Gioro)
Kangxi (Xuanye)
1654 – 1722
Palace (2011) 宫锁心玉 5/10
Yong Zheng (YinZhen)
1678-1735
Scarlet Heart (2011) 步步惊心 8/10
Empresses of the Palace (2011) 后宫·甄嬛传
or Legend of Zhenhuan
7/10
Qian Long (HongLi)
1711-1799
My Fair Princess (1998) 還珠格格 7/10
Ruyi’s Royal Love in Palace (2018) 如懿传 8/10
Story of Yanxi Palace (2018) 延禧攻略 6/10
He Shen
1750 – 1799
Succession War (2018) 天命 TVB7/10
Jiaqing (Yongyan)
1760 – 1820
War & Beauty (2004) 金枝慾孽 TVB8/10
Cixi (Yehe Nara Zingzhen)
1835 – 1908
Nothing Gold Can Stay (2017) 那年花开月正圆 7/10
Xuantong (Puyi)
1906 – 1967
The Last Emperor (1987)
FantasyUnknownAshes of Love (2018) 香蜜沉沉烬如霜
ashes-of-love-香蜜沉沉烬如霜-series-review
9/10
Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion (2020) 如意芳霏7/10
Douluo Continent S1 (2021) 斗罗大陆
douluo-continent-s1-2021-斗罗大陆-c-drama-series-review
7/10
Ever Night 1 (2018) 将夜9/10
Ever Night 2 (2020) 将夜7/10
Hua Xu Yin City of Desperate Love (2015) 华胥引之绝爱之城 8/10
Ice Fantasy (2016) 幻城 8/10
Journey of Flower (2015) 花千骨 7/10
Legend of Fei (2020) 有翡7/10
Legend of Yunxi (2018) 芸汐传7/10
Love & Redemption (2020) 琉璃
love-redemption-2020-琉璃-c-drama-series-review
9/10
Rise of the Phoenixes (2018) 天盛长歌
rise-of-the-phoenixes-天盛长歌-2018-c-drama-series-review
9/10
Who Rules the World (2022) 且试天下
who-rules-the-world-2022-且试天下-c-drama-series-review
7/10

Ratings are personal views and some may be representative of the views at time of viewing (which may be long ago!).