The Shadow of Empress Wu

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The Shadow of Empress Wu
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Also known asRiyue Lingkong
MandarinRì Yuè Líng Kōng
GenreHistorical fiction, costume drama
Written byWu Yinyi
Directed byLu Qi
StarringLiu Xiaoqing
Eva Huang
Vincent Jiao
Ma Xiaowei
Yang Zi
Opening themeRiyue Lingkong (日月凌空) performed by Yao Beina
Ending themeWo Shi Riyue De Yishunjian (我是日月一瞬间) performed by Liu Xiaohuan
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes62
Production location(s)China
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Nanjing Film Studio
Original networkCCTV
Original release5 August 2007 (2007-08-05) –
15 January 2008 (2008-01-15)

The Shadow of Empress Wu, also known as Riyue Lingkong, is a Chinese television series about the relationship between Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history, and Xie Yaohuan, a fictional female official serving in Wu's court. The series was directed by Lu Qi and starred Liu Xiaoqing, Eva Huang, Vincent Jiao, Ma Xiaowei and Yang Zi in the leading roles. It was first broadcast on CCTV from August 2007 to January 2008 in mainland China, and in November 2008 on HD Jade in Hong Kong.


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