The depiction of the heroine, played by Yue Lina, has been criticised by women’s rights activists. Photo: Handout.

Young Chinese women angered by TV blockbuster’s ‘twisted’ patriarchal values

A new historical drama with a heroine whose overwhelming desire is to have a son proves popular with older viewers, but its apparent endorsement of traditional values doesn’t go down well with younger generations

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The depiction of the heroine, played by Yue Lina, has been criticised by women’s rights activists. Photo: Handout.
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