The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (TV series)

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The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
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Traditional太平天國
Simplified太平天国
MandarinTàipíng Tiānguó
GenreHistorical drama
Written byZhang Xiaotian
Directed byChen Jialin
StarringGao Lancun
Zhang Zhizhong
Liu Bing
Wang Shihuai
Huang He
Yang Tongshu
Wang Jinghua
Zhou Xun
Sun Feihu
Theme music composerMeng Qingyun
Qi Jianbo
Opening themeHaohao Qiankun (浩浩乾坤) performed by Han Lei
Ending theme1. Da Yingxiong (大英雄) performed by Yan Weiwen
2. Taiping Ge (太平歌 performed by Mao Amin
3. Feng Zhong Lei (风中泪) performed by Man Wenjun
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes48
Production
Producer(s)Jin Yusheng
Production location(s)China
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production company(s)CCTV
Release
Original networkCCTV (China)
STAR Chinese Channel (Taiwan)
ATV (Hong Kong)
Original release10 July (2000-07-10) –
28 August 2000 (2000-08-28)

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is a Chinese television series based on the events of the Taiping Rebellion and the rise and fall of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom in the late Qing dynasty. The 48-episode series was first broadcast on CCTV in China in 2000. The series was also broadcast on STAR Chinese Channel in Taiwan and on ATV in Hong Kong.

Cast[edit]

  • Gao Lancun as Hong Xiuquan
  • Zhang Zhizhong as Yang Xiuqing
  • He Yongsheng as Feng Yunshan
  • Han Zaifeng as Xiao Chaogui
  • Liu Bing as Wei Changhui
  • Wang Shihuai as Shi Dakai
  • Lu Yong as Lin Fengxiang
  • Yu De'an as Luo Dagang
  • Lin Qiang as Qin Rigang
  • Shi Xiaohong as Li Xiucheng
  • Huang He as Chen Yucheng
  • Yang Tongshu as Fu Shanxiang
  • Wang Jinghua as Hong Xuanjiao
  • Li Jianqun as Su Sanniang
  • Hu Tiange as Cheng Lingnan
  • Jin Yuting as Zeng Wanmei
  • Zhou Xun as Shi Yiyang
  • Li Ming as Yang Fuqing
  • Wang Gang as Li Kaifang
  • Lan Lan as Yimei
  • Peng Jun as Zeng Shuiyuan
  • Chen Baojia as Meng De'en
  • Han Zhenhua as Chen Chengrong
  • Zhou Yilun as Zhou Xineng
  • Song Rixin as Hong Daquan
  • Hu Zhaofeng as Wei Jun
  • Yang Jing as Wei Yujuan
  • Zhang Jie as Li Shouchun
  • Lu Wei as Zeng Xian
  • Zhao Jingwen as Hu Yihuang
  • Cai Di as Hou Qianfang
  • Yang Zhijiang as Hong Renfa
  • Hao Tienan as Hong Renda
  • Li Yansong as Hou Shuqian
  • Guo Tao as Wang Yizhong
  • Xu Honghao as Tan Shaoguang
  • Pan Jie as Xie Manmei
  • Shi Zonghong as Chen Zongyang
  • Su Keshi as Zhu Yidian
  • Liu Haili as Lai Hanying
  • Hu Xiaoting as Hu Yurong
  • Li Quanzhong as Wang Haixiang
  • Sun Deli as Jiang Yuanba
  • Liang Jiaxing as Shi Xiangzhen
  • Du Jun as Siqin
  • Yang Jimin as Huang Yukun
  • Sun Feihu as Zeng Guofan
  • Liu Yubin as Zuo Zongtang
  • Hou Tianlai as Xianfeng Emperor
  • Gai Lili as Empress Dowager Cixi
  • Xue Zhongrui as Sushun
  • Zhao Yi as Prince Gong
  • Zhu Yidan as Saishang'e
  • Bao Si as Xiang Rong
  • Zhang Guangzheng as Yang Fuzai
  • Xu Maomao as Sengge Rinchen
  • Cui Dai as Zeng Guoquan
  • Hou Yongsheng as Zeng Tianyang
  • Zhang Xiaobo as Wulantai
  • Li Zheshi as Guo Kunchou
  • Liu Gang as Guo Songchou
  • Ye Qinglin as Zhang Liangji
  • Wu Honghou as Luo Bingzhang

Production[edit]

115 million yuan of the total budget of 150 million yuan was used for constructing the filming set, which is located in Nanhai District, Foshan, Guangdong.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "谁说《太平天国》不行?该剧赚钱已成定局 [Who says "The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom" cannot make it? It has become a fact that the TV series is making profit.]". Sina Entertainment News (in Chinese). Sina.com. 25 July 2000. Retrieved 6 December 2014.

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