Product: Historical TV Play Series QIANLONG DYNASTY
Starring: Jiao Huang, Chen Rui
Director: Ma Xiao, Zhao Lei
Published by Peninsula Audio-Visual Publishing House, 2003
Media: 6 DVD-9 set
DVD region code setting: All regions
Picture Format: NTSC, MPEG-2, Color
Subtitles: Chinese and English
ISBN: 7883503634 / 9787883503637
Emperor Qianlong (1711 - 1799), the most long-lived and legendary emperor of China, was talented with diversified abilities and proud of great achievement of consolidating his feudalist empire.
The prosperous Qianlong Kingdom is wealthier and more powerful than any other kingdoms of the Qing Dynasty. In the capital Emperor Qianlong greatly awards Wang Bingwang, governor of Gansu Province, who has rendered meritorious services in the fight against the droughts for several years. But also the emperor finds some clues to the embezzlements of this governor. He Shen, a young and clever official, investigates his embezzlement and brings him to justice. Therefore He Shen leaves a deep impression on the emperor. To celebrate the birthday of the emperor's mother, many local officials competitively present precious gifts. Qian Feng, a personnel official, accuses ten local officials of their embezzlements, which greatly shocks the emperor. He Shen initially asks for the permission to investigate these cases and finally finds out the facts of Guotai's embezzlements, who is He Shen's old friend. He Shen is therefore promoted to the Military Department, the highest administrative organization at the time.
During his south inspection, Emperor Qianlong finds books against his dynasty. He resolutely decides to punish the writers and publishers. At the same time he holds a memorial ceremony for Shi Kefa, a chivalrous man who opposed the Qing dynasty, which wins the hearts of all the people of the Han nationality. The emperor's love affair with a girl called Huang Xing'er causes the Queen's indignation. He Shen reads the emperor's mind and cleverly handles the case satisfying both the emperor and the queen.
Yong Yan, the fifteenth son of the emperor, goes on a crusade against Burma. The king of Burma wins the battle but he cannot offend Emperor Qianlong. So he gives in. Emperor Qianlong therefore wins a fame of “Ten-perfect Senior”. Because of the crusade, Yunnan province is stricken by starvation. Emperor Qianlong gives food to the refugees and so he does another good action. His eighth birthday is coming but the national treasury is depleted.
After sixty years in power (1735 - 1795), Emperor Qianlong abdicates his throne to his son, Yong Yan. He orders to reduce the taxes throughout the country, which brings a big problem to his successor. The new emperor asks He Shen to solve this problem. After the death of Emperor Qianlong, Yong Yan orders to investigate the crimes of He Shen and finally puts him to death, which marks the end of Qianlong Kingdom and a real start of Jiaqing Kingdom.
《乾隆王朝》是《康熙王朝》、《雍正王朝 》二剧的历史衔接，是清代康雍乾盛世大型电视连续剧三部曲的压轴之作 。《乾隆王朝》以独特的视角塑造了与以往不同的和形象，更多展现清代盛世的千姿百态，对乾隆与和珅关系的成功刻画为观众提供了极具吸引力的读解素材。