While resting before I dived in to researching and editing my next book, I discovered a popular Chinese drama on Netflix. Its English subtitle is Eternal Love but in Chinese it’s a couplet meaning “Three Life Times / Ten Thousand Miles of Peach Flowers.” What caught my attention, besides the beautiful, otherworldly picture, was Yang Mi, who I liked in the drama Palace. In the beginning I was not impressed by Mark Chao, because I couldn’t hear what he was mumbling most of the time. I thought I was going to watch for a minute or so but it was a mistake. For the next two weeks I would be glued to the couch in front of the TV! I didn’t enjoy every detail, and skipped some of the unpleasant ones such as jealousy fights, but it was the first time in years when I became so addicted to a TV show. Continue reading New Favorite Drama
The Chief’s Runaway Bride is inspired by the story of Xiao Shuming, a Han woman who married a Mosuo chief. The article below from China Daily provides a detailed account of her incredible story:
The Mosuo are one of the fifty-six ethnic groups in China. Their unique walk-marry custom brought them fame in recent years. The Mosuo live with their maternal families even after they marry. As a result, the head of a household is a woman. Lugu Lake, where the Mosuo reside, is referred to as Country of Daughters, or Kingdom of Women in China.