Wu Zi Bei Ge

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Wu Zi Bei Ge
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Also known as Wu Zi Bei Ge: Wu Zetian Zhuan
Genre Historical drama
Written by Chen Yanmin
Zhang Wenhua
Li Yijia
Directed by Chen Yanmin
Starring Siqin Gaowa
Wen Zhengrong
Zhang Tielin
Fang Xu
Liu Wei
Liu Jinshan
Liao Xiaoqin
Theme music composer Ma Ding
Opening theme Wu Zi Bei Ge (无字碑歌) performed by Mao Amin
Ending theme Qianqiu Gongzui Renping Shuo (千秋功罪任凭说) performed by Mao Amin
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 40
Production
Location(s) Zhuozhou, Hebei, China
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Broadcast
First shown in 2006
Wu Zi Bei Ge
Traditional Chinese 無字碑歌
Simplified Chinese 无字碑歌
Literal meaning Song of the Uncharactered Stele
(alternate Chinese title)
Traditional Chinese 無字碑歌:武則天傳
Simplified Chinese 无字碑歌:武则天传
Literal meaning Song of the Uncharactered Stele: The Story of Wu Zetian

Wu Zi Bei Ge, also known as Wu Zi Bei Ge: Wu Zetian Zhuan, is a 2006 Chinese television series based on the life of Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to assume the title of "Empress Regnant". The series was directed and written by Chen Yanmin, and starred Siqin Gaowa and Wen Zhengrong as the empress. The series' title Wu Zi Bei Ge literally means "Song of the Uncharactered Stele", with the "stele" referring to the unmarked one standing near Wu Zetian's tomb at the Qianling Mausoleum.

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