Consorts of the Qianglong Emperor take centre stage in the Chinese drama The Story of Yanxi Palace. Photo: Handout
Haining Liu
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Haining Liu

What the popularity of a Qing dynasty drama, The Story of Yanxi Palace, says about China’s appetite for feminism

Haining Liu says underlying the runaway success of the Chinese TV series are regressive and patriarchal attitudes to women that persist even in the aftermath of China’s #MeToo movement

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Consorts of the Qianglong Emperor take centre stage in the Chinese drama The Story of Yanxi Palace. Photo: Handout
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