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Chronicle of Life

Chronicle of Life (寂寞空庭春欲晚, Ji Mo Kong Ting Chun Yu Wan), is a 2016 Chinese drama based on the Chinese novel Lonely Courtyard in Late Spring by Fei Wo Si Cun. It was aired in China by Zhejiang TV and Shenzhen TV from February 1, 2016 to February 23, 2016.

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“Chronicle of Life” poster

Basic information

Original title (Chinese): 寂寞空庭春欲晚
Phonetic title: Ji Mo Kong Ting Chun Yu Wan
English title: Chronicle of Life
Language: Mandarin
Country: CN China
Runtime: 45 minutes
No. of episodes: 40
Genre: Period drama, Romantic drama
Director: Wu Jinyuan
Scriptwriter: Jiang Guangyu, Rao Hou
Original story: Lonely Courtyard in Late Spring by Fei Wo Si Cun
Producer: Yang Xiao Pei, Yu Yi
Production company: Linmon Pictures, Dream Stardom Film and TV Culture Co., Ltd
Broadcast network: Zhejiang TV, Shenzhen TV
Broadcast period: February 1, 2016 – February 23, 2016


When Kangxi (Hawick Lau) was sixteen, he eliminated the traitor, Oboi, and his allies. A misunderstanding causes a loyal officer and Chahar Mongol prince, Wei Abunai, to be treated as a fellow rebel, causing his entire family to be sentenced to death. Ten-year-old Liang'er (Zheng Shuang) had to witness the death of her parents and brother. As she was escaping, she met the young Kangxi, who was being pursued by his enemies. Without knowledge of each other's backgrounds, Liang'er and Kangxi undergo life and death. Having left a deep impression on each other, they made a promise to meet again. However, Liang'er loses her memory through an accident. In order to protect Liang'er, her cousin Nalan Rongruo (Vin Zhang) changed her name to Wei Linlang, and took her into his care. The two grew up together and developed a special bond. However, Rongruo's father, Nalan Mingzhu, fearing that Lin Lang's identity would cause trouble for the family, secretly sent her to the palace to become a maid in order to prevent the two from being together.

Lin Lang thought she would end up dying a lonely death in the palace, but the appearance of Kangxi disrupted her life. Her reunion with Rongruo also gave her another ray of hope. Kangxi recognized Lin Lang as the young girl who saved his life as a child, and resorted to various methods to help her remember the past. Meanwhile, Rongruo plans to take Lin Lang and escape from the palace. Stuck between an overbearing emperor and her childhood lover, Lin Lang is at a loss.

It was only after Kangxi fell deeply in love with Lin Lang that he learned she was actually the cousin Rongruo was in love with all along. He decides to let the two lovers be reunited, but a twist of fate causes deeper misunderstandings and missed chances. After going though a series of tribulations, Lin Lang realizes that she has fallen in love with Kangxi. However, at this moment, she recovers her memory and realizes Kangxi was responsible for her family's death. Lin Lang's brother, Changqing, who has been ambushed to the palace as a eunuch, also shows up and reveals his identity to Lin Lang and pressurizes her to seek revenge for their family. Lin Lang and Kangxi thus become entangled in a sorrowful and heart-wrenching love.

Some scenes in Chronicle of Life - 1

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Some scenes in “Chronicle of Life”



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