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[Current Drama 2013/2014] ♚ Empress Ki 기황후 ♚ (Ep 50 Preview TBA)

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  • uglypearluglypearl Posts: 1,704Member

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    edited October 2013
    Sorry if this was posted before.


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    Qi Empress /Empress Ki

    Qi Empress (奇皇后; Mongolian: Öljei Khutugh Өлзий хутуг (完者忽都), Korean: 기황후) (1315–1369/70) was one of empresses of Toghun Temür Khan of the Yuan Dynasty and the mother of Ayushiridar.

    Öljei Khutugh was born to Gi Ja-o (奇子敖) in Haengju (幸州), Goryeo Korea. She had an elder brother named Gi Cheol (奇轍). She became a concubine of Toghun Temür and mothered Ayurshiridar. After the primary empress Danashri was overthrown in 1340 because of the rebellion by her brother Tanggisi, Toghun Temür tried to install Öljei Khutugh as the empress. However Bayan, who held real power, opposed it. When Bayan was purged, Öljei Khutugh became the secondary empress in 1340 (the primary one was Bayan Khutugh of the Khunggirad clan). Her son Ayurshiridar was designated Crown Prince in 1353. Using her Korean eunuch Bak Bulhwa (朴不花) as her agent, she began a campaign to force the emperor to pass the imperial throne to her son Ayurshiridar. However her intentions became known to the emperor and he grew apart from her.

    Depending on Öljei Khutugh's position in the imperial capital her brother Gi Cheol (Bayan Bukha) came to threaten the position of the king of Goryeo which was a client state of the Mongols. King Gongmin exterminated the Gi family in a coup in 1356. Upon this incident in her homeland Öljei Khutugh chose Tash Temür as the new king of Goryeo and dispatched troops to Korea. The Mongol troops were defeated by Goryeo army in crossing the Yalu River.

    Within the Mongol capital an internal strife was fought between supporters and opponents of the Crown Prince. An opposition leader Bolud Temür finally occupied the capital in 1364. Ayurshiridar fled to Köke Temür who supported him but Öljei Khutugh was imprisoned by Bolud Temür. Bolud Temür was overthrown by Köke Temür the next year. Once again, she tried to install her son as the Khan, with the support of Köke Temür, but in vain. After Bayan Khutugh died, Öljei Khutugh was elevated to the primary empress.

    The collapse of the Mongol rule of China in 1368 forced her to flee to Yingchang (應昌). In 1370 Toghun Temür Khan died and Ayurshiridar ascended to the throne there. She became Empress Dowager, but soon after that went missing.


    from wikipedia

    pic from zum news

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  • cassopeiacassopeia Posts: 620Member

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    Only two more weeks! <:-P The trailer look awesome and Ha Ji Won is just amazing, she can look cute, absolutely gorgeous and totally bad a**! :x
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  • starlight116starlight116 Puerto Rico Posts: 358Member

    IDOL

    @CherKell said:
    If anything, I can now replace that lame picture on the first page! :)




    Thank you for the pictures of JCW
  • LiberaLibera Posts: 2,239Member

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    edited October 2013
    Why are Korean angry with MBC Empress Ki?

    Read up on the history of Empress Ki, and I can sort of see why the Koreans are so angry about MBC airing this drama.

    First part of her life: young girl gets sent to China as palace maid and emperor falls in love with her. Pretty much kdrama material

    But once she became empress, she and her family become power-hungry and exploit the people of Goryeo. So Koreans are angry

    Thanks to @daegorr twitter

    With that little that i have seen on the teasers seems a completely different story. Onion Head Emoticons 96


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  • koreanlitekoreanlite Posts: 729Member

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    Why are Korean angry with MBC Empress Ki?

    Read up on the history of Empress Ki, and I can sort of see why the Koreans are so angry about MBC airing this drama.

    First part of her life: young girl gets sent to China as palace maid and
    emperor falls in love with her. Pretty much kdrama material

    But once she became empress, she and her family become power-hungry and exploit the people of Goryeo. So Koreans are angry

    Thanks to @daegorr twitter


    Well, I hope the twitter owner doesn't represent the whole korean audience. Nevertheless, the cast and production are awesome for taking this project, which is quite different from the sageuk kdramas we always see on tv.

    I remember watching queen seon duk and I was actually more drawn to the character of lady mi shil, the villain of that drama.
    "JUSTICE FOR CHILBONG CAMPAIGN."
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