The Legend Xiao Zhuang

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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.

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  • 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.

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