Wu Zetian (1995 TV series)

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Wu Zetian
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Traditional武則天
Simplified武则天
MandarinWǔ Zétián
GenreHistorical drama
Written byZhang Tianmin
Ran Ping
Ke Zhanghe
Directed byChen Jialin
StarringLiu Xiaoqing
Chen Baoguo
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes30
Production
Producer(s)Liu Dayin
Production location(s)Zhuozhou, Hebei, China
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production company(s)
  • China Television Production Centre
  • Chna Huaqiao Film and TV
  • China Literature and Art Foundation
  • China Film Co-Production
Release
Original networkCCTV
First shown in1995

Wu Zetian is a Chinese television series based on the life of Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to assume the title of Empress Regnant and became the de facto ruler of China in the late seventh century. Directed by Chen Jialin, the series starred Liu Xiaoqing as the title character. It was first broadcast on CCTV in China in 1995 and subsequently aired by television stations in other countries.

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