China

Xu Pingjun – The poisoned Empress

Empress Xu Pingjun has always been portrayed as a tragic figure in Chinese television. She has been portrayed by Su Qing in the Chinese television series Love Yunge from the Desert, where viewers watched her heart-breaking end. Despite being tragically murdered at the early age of eighteen, she seemed to be a woman of devotion and [read more]

China

Empress Wang – The usurper’s daughter

Empress Wang happened to be the daughter of one of China’s most notorious usurpers. Her tragic life showed that she was a pawn in her father’s ambitions. Due to her father’s will, she married Emperor Ping. Yet, when her father usurped the throne for himself, she very rarely defied him except on minor occasions. In [read more]