Story of Yanxi Palace and other Chinese period dramas may be removed from television schedules after their values were criticised by state media. Photo: Handout
Story of Yanxi Palace and other Chinese period dramas may be removed from television schedules after their values were criticised by state media. Photo: Handout

Too lavish, too nasty: Chinese state media goes to war against Yanxi Palace and other period dramas

  • Imperial dramas blamed for promoting extravagance, glamour and pleasure-seeking over the virtues of frugality and hard work
  • Programme makers also accused of putting commercial profits above providing spiritual guidance to audiences

Story of Yanxi Palace and other Chinese period dramas may be removed from television schedules after their values were criticised by state media. Photo: Handout
Story of Yanxi Palace and other Chinese period dramas may be removed from television schedules after their values were criticised by state media. Photo: Handout
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