Kangxi Dynasty

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Kangxi Dynasty
Kangxi Dynasty.jpg
DVD cover art
Genre Historical drama
Written by Eryue He (original story)
Zhu Sujin
Hu Jianxin
Directed by Chen Jialin
Liu Dayin
Chen Weiguo
Liu Jiankui
Li Ming
Presented by Cai Yongrui
Liu Dayin
Starring Chen Daoming
Siqin Gaowa
Xue Zhongrui
Gao Lancun
Ru Ping
Li Jianqun
Theme music composer Fu Ke
Opening theme Xiang Tian Zai Jie Wu Bai Nian (向天再借五百年) performed by Han Lei
Ending theme Da Nanren (大男人) performed by Tengge'er
Composer(s) Chen Shouqian
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 50
Executive producer(s) Ye Zhikang
Chen Hai
Zhao Xuemei
Li Jinjun
Producer(s) Liu Dayin
Liu Yingang
Ying Lijuan
Editor(s) Jiao Chunling
Location(s) China
Cinematography Su Li
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) China International Television Corporation
Original network CCTV
First shown in December 2001
Preceded by Yongzheng Dynasty (1997)
Followed by Qianlong Dynasty (2002)
Kangxi Dynasty
Chinese 康熙王朝
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 康熙帝國
Simplified Chinese 康熙帝国

Kangxi Dynasty is a 2001 Chinese television series based on the novel Kangxi Da Di (康熙大帝; The Great Kangxi Emperor) by Eryue He. The series is a prequel to the 1997 television series Yongzheng Dynasty, and was followed by Qianlong Dynasty in 2002.


The series focuses on the major events which occurred during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor in the Qing dynasty. These include the power struggle with Oboi, the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, and the campaign against the Kingdom of Tungning.



Kangxi Dynasty won the Outstanding Drama award at the 20th Golden Eagle Television Awards in 2002.


Although the series was generally popular, it received lower ratings than its predecessor, Yongzheng Dynasty, a similar television series about the Kangxi Emperor's son and successor, the Yongzheng Emperor. The series was criticised by some for being wrought with historical inaccuracies. Critics also pointed out its unnecessary emphasis on Taiwan, a contemporary issue. Some major events during Kangxi's reign were omitted, such as his contributions to the Chinese language with the Kangxi Dictionary, and the contention for the succession among Kangxi's sons, which is featured more prominently in Yongzheng Dynasty.

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