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Emperor Chien Lung and the Beauty

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Director Li Han-hsiang (Li Hanxiang) focuses on the 18th century Chinese emperor, Chien Lung (Qianlong) once again in this surprisingly light treatment of one of the most respected, long-lived, and powerful emperors in Chinese history. A comparable drama for Americans would concern the "private life" of George Washington, fleshed out with fictional dollops of intrigue, vices, and sexual exploits. The emperor in this drama travels to one of the most literate, scholarly, and garden-filled cities in China...more

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