The Legend Xiao Zhuang
- Title: 大玉儿传奇 / Da Yu Er Chuan Qi
- English title: The Legend of Xiao Zhuang
- Also known as: The Legend of Da Yu'er
- Genre: Historical
- Episodes: 80
- Broadcast network: iQIYi, SRT
- Broadcast period: 2015-Nov-14
- Air time: 19:30
The life story of Da Yu'er (Jing Tian), an influential woman who oversaw three dynastic successions in the early Qing Dynasty. As a girl, Da Yu'er, the future Empress Dowager Xiao Zhuang, was a free-spirited princess roaming the Mongolian prairie and dreaming of marrying her love, Dorgon (Geng Le). But as fate would have it, she married his brother, Hong Taiji (Nie Yuan), in a political alliance. She struggled between her heart's desire and her responsibility to her clan.
- Main Cast
- Jing Tian as Da Yu'er
- Geng Le as Dorgon
- Nie Yuan as Hong Taiji
- Jiang Lin Jing as Jerjer
- Wu Yang as Xiao Yu'er
- Yu Rong Guang as Nurhaci
- He Hua as Harjol
- Kara Hui as Abahai
- Chen Yu Cheng (陈育臣) as Dodo
- Gao Ji Cai (高基才) as Fulin
- Yang Hong Wu as Dai Shan / Prince Lillie
- Sun Jiao Long as Aisin Gioro Manggultai
- Mou Xing (牟星) as Sumo'er
- Zhang Yu Ting (张渟婷) as Man Yu
- Liu Xue Yi as Ejei Khan
- Huang Hai Bing as General Yuan Chong Huan
- Chen Yue as Grand Secretary Sun Chengzong
- Jia Tong Bo (贾通波) as Shuo Tuo
- Sun Wan Ting (孙婉婷) as Consort Donggo
- It is produced by Chang Cheng Ying Shi.
- Filming took place in Anhui, China.
- Filming lasted around three months.
- Zhou Hui spend 5 months completing the script.
- The Director and Screenwriter feel that Hong Taiji (Huang Taiji) is a benevolent king and that actor Nie Yuan's portrayal is a good way to represent the character's heroic side.
- Unlike other works, the drama focuses on the King's dedication towards Da Yu Er who will later become Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang.
- Aside from learning the script, Jing Tian spent a lot of time understanding the Qing Dynasty and its features.
- For the best visual effect, Jing Tian had to wear 3 to 4 layers of clothes under the costumes in spite of the heat.
- Due to the nature of the story, many of the actors are portraying real life historical figures. The three main characters are Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Hong Taiji and Dorgon.
- Geng Le and Nie Yuan would often eat together with their families after work.