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Desperate Love

Desperate Love (倾城绝恋, Qing Cheng Jue Lian), is a 2012 Chinese drama adapted from the Chinese novel Xue Ling Zhi by Shang Li. It was aired in China by Hunan TV on July 18, 2012.

Desperate Love poster

“Desperate Love” poster

Basic information

Original title (Chinese): 倾城绝恋
Phonetic title: Qing Cheng Jue Lian
English title: Desperate Love
Other title: Griefing over Qing Palace
Language: Mandarin
Country: CN China
Runtime: 45 minutes
No. of episodes: 41
Genre: Period drama, Romantic drama
Director: He Dongxing, Zhou Guodong
Scriptwriter: Xu Wenling, Chen Shilong
Original story: Xue Ling Zhi by Shang Li
Production company: Xi'an Qujiang Film and TV Investment Group
Broadcast network: Hunan TV
Broadcast period: July 18, 2012


A period piece of romance, betrayal, loyalty, and palace politics during the much loved reign of Emperor Kangxi. This story mainly follows the love life of a Princess and her growth from a naive, care-free, lovable young lady to a mature woman, wife and mother. It takes a detailed look at the meaning of love, commitment and happiness. The love lives of other characters that surround her are also described. The audiencemust ask if love and commitment require the ultimate sacrifice.

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Some scenes in “Desperate Love”


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