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Kangxi Dynasty is a 2001 Chinese television series based on the novel Kangxi Da Di (康熙大帝; The Great Kangxi Emperor) by Eryue He. The series is a prequel to the 1997 television series Yongzheng Dynasty, and was followed by Qianlong Dynasty in 2002.

Kangxi Dynasty
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Traditional康熙王朝 / 康熙帝國
Simplified康熙王朝 / 康熙帝国
MandarinKāngxī Wángcháo / Kāngxī Dìguó
GenreHistorical drama
Based onKangxi Da Di
by Eryue He
Screenplay byZhu Sujin
Hu Jianxin
Directed byChen Jialin
Liu Dayin
Chen Weiguo
Liu Jiankui
Li Ming
Presented byCai Yongrui
Liu Dayin
StarringChen Daoming
Siqin Gaowa
Xue Zhongrui
Gao Lancun
Ru Ping
Li Jianqun
Theme music composerFu Ke
Opening themeXiang Tian Zai Jie Wu Bai Nian (向天再借五百年) performed by Han Lei
Ending themeDa Nanren (大男人) performed by Tengge'er
Composer(s)Chen Shouqian
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes50
Executive producer(s)Ye Zhikang
Chen Hai
Zhao Xuemei
Li Jinjun
Producer(s)Liu Dayin
Liu Yingang
Ying Lijuan
Production location(s)China
CinematographySu Li
Editor(s)Jiao Chunling
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production company(s)
  • China International Television Corporation
  • Shanghai Qiusuo Film & TV Production
  • Shanghai Huanghe Film & TV
Original networkCCTV
First shown inDecember 2001
Preceded byYongzheng Dynasty (1997)
Followed byQianlong Dynasty (2002)



The series focuses on the major events which occurred during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor in the Qing dynasty. These include the power struggle with Oboi, the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, and the campaign against the Kingdom of Tungning.



The series was partially produced on location at the House of the Huangcheng Chancellor in rural Shanxi, the home of Chen Tingjing, a minister of the Kangxi Emperor who served as the chief editor for his dictionary.[1]


Kangxi Dynasty won the Outstanding Drama award at the 20th Golden Eagle Television Awards in 2002.


Although the series was generally popular, it received lower ratings than its predecessor, Yongzheng Dynasty, a similar television series about the Kangxi Emperor's son and successor, the Yongzheng Emperor. The series was criticised by some for being wrought with historical inaccuracies. Critics also pointed out its unnecessary emphasis on Taiwan, a contemporary issue. Some major events during Kangxi's reign were omitted, such as his contributions to the Chinese language with the Kangxi Dictionary, and the contention for the succession among Kangxi's sons, which is featured more prominently in Yongzheng Dynasty.


  1. ^ "Premier's Mansion", Welcome to Shanxi, China, Beijing: China Daily Information Co., 12 July 2012.

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