The Young Dowager (1983)


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Apr 2010
T'Republic of Yorkshire
I watched this many, many years ago. It is a fictionalised account of the early life of Cixi.

I do actually have a copy of it, so I should get round to rewatching it sometime. I can't remember if it had any wuxia elements in it, in common with most TV series of the time.

It had a lovely opening theme. And the actress who played Cixi (whose name I forget) is really cute and yet manages to be a totally ruthless bitch, in keeping with the role.

I can't read Chinese, so I have no idea what the words are. I can only recognise some of the simplest character. I watched the series dubbed in Thai, where it was titled "Cixi Taihou".
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