Xin Zhilei as the scheming Consort Jia in the Chinese historical drama ‘Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace’.

4 biggest back-stabbing female villains in Chinese imperial palace TV dramas

Villainess in ‘Story of Yanxi Palace’ captivated summer audiences, but which other women in historical dramas are equally bad?

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Xin Zhilei as the scheming Consort Jia in the Chinese historical drama ‘Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace’.
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Ada Jiang

Ada is a summer intern for SCMP’s STYLE magazine. She writes about music, culture, fashion and food.