Kublai Khan (1215-1294)

Kublai Khan
Marco Polo, TV miniseries, 1982

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The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) King Hu

The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) King Hu

The Fate of Lee Khan is a 1973 Hong Kong wuxia film, directed by King Hu.

Plot  (year 1366)

Lee Khan, a high official under Mongolian Emperor Shundi of the Yuan dynasty procures the battle map of the Chinese rebel Chu Yuan-Chang‘s army. Rebel spies, aided by treachery within Khan’s ranks, strive to corner him in an inn. Continue reading “The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) King Hu”

The Return of the Condor Heroes

The Return of the Condor Heroes (1983) is a Hong Kong wuxia TV series adapted from Louis Cha‘s novel of the same title, produced by TVB and starring Idy Chan and Andy Lau.

Synopsis

Adapted from the novel by Jin Yong, this is a sequel to Legend of Condor Heroes and a prequel of sorts to Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre. The story concerns the adventures of Yang Guo, an orphaned boy in a mid-13th Century China. Continue reading “The Return of the Condor Heroes”

Tsogt Taij (1945) / Mongolia in the 1630s

 Synopsis

It is the early 17th century and the Mongol Empire has largely broken up. In fact, the Mongolian homelands have been invaded by an alliance of Manchu Chinese and Tibetans. The Tibetans are backing the Chinese with the assurance that their “Yellow Hat” sect of Buddhism will become the state religion of Mongolia. Manchurian general Ambagi Tsetsen has also enlisted the support of Mongol prince Khush Khan, who is fully on board with turning his country over to the Chinese and Tibetans.

Opposing them is Ligden Khan, king of independent Mongolia. His chief supporter is Tsogt Taij, a Mongol prince who loathes the Chinese and the Yellow Hat Buddhists and is a strong Mongolian nationalist. Tsogt’s son Arslan Taij is a warrior like his father but also has an eye for the ladies, and is distracted by a romance with princess Khulan, daughter of his father’s enemy Khush Khan. —TV Tropes Continue reading “Tsogt Taij (1945) / Mongolia in the 1630s”