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By Matt Kibbe
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Chiu Ying
A television series about imperial palace drama in the 17th century has captivated viewers in Taiwan, but its emphasis on the dark side of human nature has made it less popular with cultural authorities in China.
"Zhen Huan has learned to rise up to the top the hard way, having to first deal with a jealous and wicked empress and then serving a suspicious and cruel emperor," Ms. Chiu said.
Taipei office worker Chiu Ying said she was enthralled by the court struggles depicted in the drama series "that are not unlike nasty office politics anywhere."