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Chronicle of Life (Chinese: 寂寞空庭春欲晚) is a 2016 Chinese television series starring Hawick Lau, Zheng Shuang and Vin Zhang. It is based on the Chinese novel Lonely Courtyard in Late Spring by Fei Wo Si Cun.[1][2] The series aired on Zhejiang Television and Shenzhen Television from 1 February to 23 February 2016.

Chronicle of Life
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GenreHistorical fiction
Based onLonely Courtyard in Late Spring by Fei Wo Si Cun
Written byJiang Guangyu
Rao Hou
Directed byWu Jinyuan
StarringHawick Lau
Zheng Shuang
Vin Zhang
Opening themeNo End by Hawick Lau
Ending themeWhen We First Meet, Love Already Ends by Xiang Xiang
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes40
Producer(s)Yu Zheng
Production location(s)Hengdian World Studios
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Linmon Pictures
Dream Stardom Film and TV Culture Co., Ltd
DistributorLinmon Pictures
Original networkZhejiang Television
Shenzhen Television
Picture formatHDTV 1080i, SDTV 576i
Audio formatStereophonic
Original release1 February (2016-02-01) –
23 February 2016 (2016-02-23)



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 Mingju, fearing that Linlang'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.

Linlang 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 Linlang 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 Linlang and escape from the palace. Stuck between an overbearing emperor and her childhood lover, Linlang is at a loss.

It was only after Kangxi fell deeply in love with Linlang 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 through a series of tribulations, Linlang 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. Linlang's brother, Changqing, who has been ambushed to the palace as a eunuch, also shows up and reveals his identity to Linlang and pressurizes her to seek revenge for their family. Linlang and Kangxi thus become entangled in a sorrowful and heart-wrenching love.



1."No End (無終)" (Opening theme song)Hawick Lau 
2."When We First Meet, Love Already Ends (初見愛已晚)" (Ending theme song)Xiang Xiang 
3."Falling Pear Flowers (梨花落)" (Insert song)Henry Huo 
4."Treasuring Beauty (惜春詞)" (Insert song)Henry Huo 


  1. ^ 《春晚》曝角色定妆 刘恺威郑爽演虐恋
  2. ^ "《寂寞空庭》2016开年 张彬彬再现容若" (in Chinese). 新浪娛樂. 2015-10-15.

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