Title: The Imperial Age (山河月明) Shan He Yue Ming
Release Date: April 6, 2022
Film Location: Hengdian
Summary: The Chinese drama follows Zhu Di, the fourth son of Ming Taizu Zhu Yuan Zhang, who has been on the battlegrounds since he was young. After going through battles, he finally grows into a qualified military commander and a mature statesman, and achieves great things.
Zhu Di, the fourth son of the founding emperor of Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuan Zhang, follows Marshal Xu Da in his youth.
After bloodshed and battle, he finally grows into a qualified military commander.
During this period, through the experience and baptism of court battles and changes in the palace, Zhu Di gradually grows into a mature statesman. With the support of his wife, family and followers, he is stationed in Beiping and vows to guard the northern border for the Ming Dynasty.
After the death of Taizu, the successor Jianwen Emperor Zhu Yun Wen, under the bewitchment of his mother’s family and Qi Tai and others, agrees to cut down the vassal, and aims the butcher’s knife at Zhu Di and his family.
In anger, Zhu Di finally puts down the hesitation in his heart, raises the banner of Fengtian Jingnan, and launches a war against the Jianwen party, which posesses all the resources of the entire empire. On July 13, 1402, they capture the imperial capital Yingtian (now Nanjing, Jiangsu).
Zhu Di ascends to the throne, changes the period to be Yuan Yong Le. Zhu Di reigns for 22 years, during which he mobilizes his army to recover the homeland of Annan, sends seven voyages to the West, five expeditions to Mobei, creates the ceremony of repair and governance, and moves the capital to Peiping. His era of reign is know as the “The Prosperity of Yongle”.
Cast & Characters:
Feng Shao Feng 冯绍峰 as Zhu Di 朱棣
Ming Cheng Zu is the fourth son of Zhu Yuan Zhang, Emperor Taizu of the Ming Dynasty, and is named Lord Yan. Zhu Di has been with the army since he was a child, and was baptized by the court and palace, and gradually grows into an outstanding political and military strategist.
Chen Bao Guo 陈宝国 as Zhu Yuan Zhang 朱元璋
Ming Taizu, the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty, the father of Zhu Di and the grandfather of Zhu Yun Wen. He overthrows the rule of the Yuan Dynasty and pacifies the world. He is diligent in political affairs all his life and makes a lot of achievements.
Ying Er 颖儿 as Xu Miao Yun 徐妙云
Empress Ren Xiao, daughter of Xu Da. The dignified and elegant Xu Miao Yun not only cooks good dishes, but also has extraordinary wisdom and bearing, becomes a virtuous queens and mother in the world, and helps Zhu Di create an epic legend of the prosperous age of Yongle.
Zhang Feng Yi 张丰毅 as Xu Da 徐达
Lord Wuning of Zhongshan, the founding military commander of the Ming Dynasty. At the end of the Yuan Dynasty, he participates in the uprising army led by Zhu Yuan Zhang, and makes outstanding achievements. After the establishment of the Ming Dynasty, he is named Duke of Wei and is also Xu Miao Yun’s father.
Start: April 6, 2022
Frequency: 1 episode every day
End: May 21, 2022