The Legend of Chusen

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The Legend of Chusen


  • Title: 青云志 / Qing Yun Zhi
  • English title: The Legend of Chusen
  • Also known as: Noble Aspirations
  • Genre: Xianxia, xuanhuan
  • Original soundtrack: The Legend of Chusen OST
  • Related TV series: Zhu Xian

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Season 1

  • Episodes: 58
  • Viewership ratings: peak= 1.352%, average= 0.579% [1]
  • Broadcast network: Hunan TV
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jul-31 to 2016-Nov-08
  • Air time: Sunday 22:00
  • Opening theme song: Floating Pearl (浮诛) by Jason Zhang
  • Ending theme song: Trace of Time (时光笔墨) by Zhang Bi Chen


Zhang Xiaofan's entire village is massacred, and he and his good friend Lin Jingyu are adopted by the righteous Qing Yun Sect. Though Zhang Xiaofan lacks the skills to become a skilled cultivator, he is treated kindly by his fellow disciples and teachers. One day, he acquires a magical weapon which allows him to become a strong cultivator. By chance, he is able to learn the skills of the Heavenly book, and becomes the first person to possess cultivation from Fu (Buddhist), Dao (Taoist), and Mo (Heretics). He meets and falls in love with Bi Yao, the daughter of the Ghost King, leader of the demon sect, but their love faces numerous hurdles as the tension between the righteous sects and the demon sects intensifies.

Season 2

The Legend of Chusen 2
  • Episodes: 18
  • Broadcast network: Tencent Video
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Dec-08 to 2017-Jan-12


During the battle between Qing Yun sect and the Ghost King faction, Bi Yao saves Zhang Xiaofan from the Zhu Xian sword. A fragment of her soul was locked inside her Jin Ling bell, and Bi Yao falls into a deep sleep. Feeling deeply pained from Bi Yao's incident, Zhang Xiaofan decides to leave Qing Yun sect and join the Ghost King faction, becoming the assistant of the Ghost King. Zhang Xiaofan spends ten years trying to revive Bi Yao, but his efforts are futile. Meanwhile, the Ghost King decides to revive the Beast God. Making use of Zhang Xiaofan's guilt and love toward Bi Yao, the Ghost King sends Zhang Xiaofan to various places to find the spirit beasts needed to revive the Beast God. To stop the Ghost King from achieving his goals, Qing Yun sect also sends out their disciples to stop the Ghost King sect. Zhang Xiaofan meets his former good friends Lin Jingyu, Zeng Shushu and Lu Xueqi; and together they brave through difficult times. Forced to make difficult choices along his journey, Zhang Xiaofan eventually realizes the true meaning of good and evil, as well as life. He follows his heart and chose the right path and protect the world.


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Main Cast
Qing Yun Sect
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Ghost King Faction
Hundred Poison Sect
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Tian Yin Pavilion
He Huan Sect
Lian Xie Hall
Fen Xiang Valley
Yu Du City (Mount Kongsang)
Chang Sheng Hall
Dong Hai Mountain Villa
Little River Town (Heavenly Fox Tribe)

Production Credits


  • 2017 22nd Huading Awards:
  • 2016 Tencent Video Star Awards:


  • Filming took place in Zhejiang, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Guangxi, Henan, Fujian and many other locations.
  • In December 2017, Legend of Chusen topped Vlinkage's compilation of dramas that have been viewed online more than 10 billion times. It garnered 25.5 billion views, followed by The Legend of Mi Yue with 23.9 billion and The Journey of Flower with 21 billion.
  • Season 1 and 2 were filmed continuously and split into two seasons.

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