The Legend of Mi Yue

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The Legend of Mi Yue


  • Title: 芈月传 / Mi Yue Zhuan
  • English title: The Legend of Mi Yue
  • Genre: Historical, political
  • Episodes: 80
  • Broadcast network: Beijing TV, Dragon TV
  • Broadcast period: 2015-Nov-30 to 2016-Jan-09
  • Opening theme song: Full Moon 满月 by Chen Si Si (陈思思)
  • Ending theme song: Yi Ren Ru Meng 伊人如梦 by Huo Zun


The drama details the legendary life of Mi Ba Zi, a young girl who lived in Chu during the Warring States period. She was sent to Qin as a concubine and part of her sister Mi Shu's dowry, separating her from first love Huang Xie. Ying Si passes away while his sons are still battling for the throne, and ultimately, Ying Dang comes out as the successor. Mi Yue is banished to Yan with her son. However, Ying Dang suddenly dies, leaving Qin in a state of chaos. Mi Yue enlists the help of Yi Qu of Xiongnu's army, successfully returning to Qin, suppressing political revolts and instates her son Ying Ji on the throne. Thus, Mi Yue became the first Empress Dowager in China's history.

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Main Cast
Qin State
Xiong Nu
Chu State

Production Credits


  • 2016 8th China TV Drama Awards:
  • 2016 11th National Top-Notch Television Production Award Ceremony: Outstanding Television Series
  • 2016 12th Chinese American Film Festival: Golden Angel Award for Outstanding Chinese TV Series
  • 2016 3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards:
  • 2016 3rd Hengdian Film and TV Festival of China:
  • 2016 28th China TV Golden Eagle Award:
  • 2016 22nd Shanghai Television Festival:
    • Best Supporting Actress (Liu Tao)
    • Best Actress (Sun Li)
    • Best Television Series
  • 2016 19th Huading Awards:
  • 2016 1st China Quality Television Drama Ceremony:


  • Ranks of imperial consorts: Queen or Consort are the only official ranks, given to women the King highly favours. For ease of reference, other women the King has bestowed favours upon have been referred to as concubines.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios, Xiang Shan and many other locations.

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