Sui Tang Yanyi begins in the 580s with the conquest of the Chen dynasty (557-589) by the Sui dynasty under Emperor Wen, and concludes with the return of the Tang dynasty’s Emperor Xuanzong to the capital Chang’an in 758 near the end of the An Lushan Rebellion (755-763).
The plot is made up of three main story lines.
The first, with Emperor Yang of Sui and his concubine Zhu Gui’er (朱貴兒) as the central characters, covers the events in the political arena and inner palace in the final years of the Sui dynasty.
The second story line narrates a turbulent period known as the transition from Sui to Tang, when heroes such as Qin Shubao,Shan Xiongxin (單雄信), Cheng Yaojin (程咬金) and Xu Maogong rise up to overthrow the Sui dynasty,
followed by stories of how Li Shimin (the future Emperor Taizong of Tang) defeated his rivals and eventually solidified the Tang dynasty’s sovereignty over China.
The last story line tells of the romance between Emperor Xuanzong of Tang and Consort Yang, and the events of the An Lushan Rebellion.
Title: 隋唐演义 / Sui Tang Yan Yi
English title: Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties / Heroes of Sui and Tang
Genre: historical drama, action
Broadcast network: Hebei TV, Shandong TV, Anhui TV, Zhejiang TV
Broadcast period: 2013
English Subtitle: Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties / 隋唐演义 (2013) English Subtitles
Yan Kuan as Qin Qiong
Zhang Han as Luo Cheng
Jiang Wu as Cheng Yao Jin
Du Chun as Li Shi Min
Wang Li Ke as Zhang Zi Yan
Bai Bing as Xiao Mei Niang
Ying Er as Shan Ying Ying (Shan Xiong Xin’s younger sister)
Liu Xiao Xiao (刘筱筱) as Pei Cui Yun
Wang Bao Qiang as Li Yuan Ba
Fu Da Long as Yang Guang
Chen Hao as Yuwen Cheng Du
Kou Zhen Hai as Li Yuan
Hu Dong as Shan Xiong Xin
Ken Tong as Yang Jian
Norman Tsui as Yuwen Hua Ji
Siqin Gao Wa as Cheng Yao Jin’s mother
Juan Zi as Madam Ning (Qin Qiong’s mother)
Wang Jian Xin as Luo Yi (Luo Cheng’s father)
Zhang Dian Fei as Li Yuan Ji
Du Yi Heng as Xu Mao Gong
Xiao Rong Sheng as Yang Lin
Shi Tian Shuo as Chai Shao
Sui Tang Yanyi begins in the 580s with the conquest of the Chen dynasty (557-589) by the Sui dynasty under Emperor Wen, and concludes with the return of the Tang dynasty’s Emperor Xuanzong to the capital Chang’an in 758 near the end of the An Lushan Rebellion (755-763). The plot is made up of three […]