Fun facts about 3 characters in Chinese period dramas

Actress Charmaine Sheh in Story of Yanxi Palace.
Actress Charmaine Sheh in Story of Yanxi Palace.PHOTO: STARHUB

SINGAPORE - Chinese palace period dramas have gained legions of fans with tales of love, lies, politics and betrayals in the Forbidden City.

While many of these popular dramas, like those set in the Qing dynasty, take inspiration from real people of the time, plot lines are often plucked from showrunners' imaginations than history books. The Sunday Times explains what is true or false about the key characters in these shows.

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