Empresses in the Palace
- Title: 后宫 甄嬛传 / Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan
- English title: Empresses in the Palace
- Genre: Period
- Episodes: 76
- Broadcast network: Shaoxing TV
- Broadcast period: 2011-Nov-17
- Air time: 19:30 (2 episodes back to back)
- Opening theme song: Hong Yan Jie (红颜劫) by Yao Bei Na 姚贝娜
- Ending theme song: Feng Huang Yu Fei (凤凰于飞) by Liu Huan
A young woman born from one of theEight Banners family marries the Emperor. After surviving through many murderous scandals and betrayals, she prevails as the most powerful woman in the Emperor's harem, the Empress Dowager. In the process, she transforms from a kind-hearted, clever girl to a power hungry, manipulative woman.
- The Harem
- Sun Li as Zhen Huan, the protagonist. She enters the palace after being selected.
- Ada Choi as Ulanara Yi Xiu (Empress), the deceased Empress Chunyuan's younger sister.
- Jiang Xin as Nian Shi Lan (Hua Fei), sister of Nian Geng Yao.
- Lan Xi as Shen Mei Zhuang, Zhen Huan's childhood friend who is also selected into the harem.
- Tao Xin Ran as An Ling Rong, a girl who befriends Zhen Huan and Mei Zhuang before the selections.
- Ying Er as Xia Dong Chun, a girl selected into the harem who torments An Ling Rong.
- Chen Si Si (陈思斯) as Cao Gui Ren, Hua Fei's accomplice.
- Tan Song Yun (谭松韵) as Chun Gui Ren, a girl who befriends Zhen Huan. Mother of Princess Wen Yi
- Zhao Qin (赵秦) as Fuca Gui Ren, a girl selected into the harem.
- Tang Yi Xin as Qi Gui Ren, a girl who enters the harem after her father's accomplishments allows her in.
- Wan Mei Xi as Xin Chang Zai, a woman who has been the emperor's concubine for a while.
- Zhang Ya (张雅) as Qi Fei, Hong Shi's mother.
- Li Xuan Juan (李宜娟) as Duan Fei, a woman who has been the emperor's concubine for a while.
- Li Jia Xuan (李佳璇) as Li Pin, a woman who is in league with Cao Gui Ren and Hua Fei.
- Yang Zi Yan (杨梓嫣) as Jing Fei, a woman who has been the emperor's concubine for a while.
- Re Yi Zha as Ye Lan Yi, a girl who the emperor catches sight of and makes her his concubinle.
- Cui Man Li (崔漫莉) as Xu Ying Er
- Mao Xiao Tong as Ying Da Ying
- He Ya Nan (何亚男) as Kang Chang Zai
- Royal Family
- Liu Xue Hua as Empress Dowager, the emperor's mother.
- Liu Yan (刘岩) as Shu Tai Fei, Guo Jun Wang's mother.
- Chen Jian Bin as Emperor, previously the 4th prince.
- Li Dong Xue as Guo Jun Wang, the emperor's 17th brother.
- Wu Li Peng (邬立鹏) as Hong Shi, the emperor's third son.
- Wang Wen Jie as Hong Li, the emperor's fourth son.
- Ji Zi Han as Princess Wen Yi
- Lan Ying Ying (蓝盈莹) as Huan Bi, Zhen Huan's half-sister and servant who enters the harem with Zhen Huan.
- Zhan Jing Yi as Liu Zhu, Zhen Huan's servant who enters the harem with Zhen Huan.
- Li Tian Zhu as Su Pei Sheng, the emperor's personal eunuch.
- Liu Yi Tong (刘钇彤) as Song Zhi, Hua Fei's personal maid.
- Zhou Zi Han (周子涵) as Cai Yue, Mei Zhuang's personal maid.
- Sun Qian (孙茜) as Cui Jin Xi, Zhen Huan's head maid.
- Yang Kai Chun (杨凯淳) as Jian Qiu, the empress' personal maid.
- Xu Lu (徐璐) as Yu Lao
- Luo Kang (罗康) as Xiao Yun Zi, Zhen Huan's personal eunuch.
- Liu Yang (刘洋) as Jiang Fu Hai, the empress' personal eunuch.
- Zhang Xiao Long (张晓龙) as Wen Shi Chu
- Yang Qi (杨淇) as Meng Jing Xian
- Shen Bao Ping as Zhen Yuan Dao
- Li Dan (李丹) as Yun Xing Meng
- Sun Ning (孙宁) as Nian Geng Yao
- Original writing: Novel Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan (后宫-甄嬛传) by Liu Lan Zi (流潋紫)
- Producer: Cao Ping (曹平)
- Director: Zheng Xiao Long (郑晓龙)
- Screenwriter: Liu Lian Zi (流潋紫), Wang Xiao Ping (王小平)
- Ranks of imperial consorts: Empress, Fei, Pin, Gui Ren, Chang Zai, Da Ying
- A 6 episode series that is a cut version of the original has been made and on Netflix