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
Topic |   China Society

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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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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.

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Michelle Wong

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