As one of China's highest-earning actresses, Zhao Liying has returned to her most familiar role of an independent woman in ancient China.
Story of Minglan, a 73-episode series, has aired on satellite channels
on the Chinese mainland, in Hong Kong, and in Taiwan, and the streaming
site YouTube. It may also become available on Chinese sites iQiyi, Youku
from a hit online novel, the series set in the Northern Song Dynasty
(960-1127) chronicles the legend of Sheng Minglan, an unfavored daughter
of an official who wins her true love and becomes the wife of a