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The Deer and the Cauldron (Lu Ding Ji) is a 2014 Chinese series starring Han Dong and Wei Qian Xiang. It's one of the many, many adaptations of The Deer and the Cauldron by Jin Yong. The drama is adapted from Jin Yong's 2005 newly revised version of the novel of the same name, set in the social history of the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, depicting the story of the legendary experiences of a young man, Wei Xiao bao, who comes from the lowest strata of society. Can a hero with no combat abilities still save the empire? Wei Xiao Bao (Han Dong) is the most unlikely hero as the sly but witty son of a prostitute during the early Qing Dynasty. As he makes his way from the brothel where he was born in Yangzhou to the capital city of Beijing, he encounters all kinds of trouble and mishaps. When he is kidnapped and taken to the imperial palace, Xiao Bao impersonates a eunuch to survive. By accident, he meets the young Emperor Kang Xi (Wei Qian Xiang) and the two become unlikely friends. Through sheer luck, cunning and other accidents, Xiao Bao is able to help Kang Xi protect his throne from dangerous challengers while surviving several kidnappings by cults and other dangerous groups. He also goes on to have seven wives, including the beautiful Shuang Er (Zhang Meng). But can Xiao Bao ultimately choose between his conflicting loyalties to the emperor and the anti-Qing regime? "The Deer and the Cauldron" is a 2014-2015 Chinese drama series directed by Lai Shui Qing. It is adapted from the novel of the same name by Jin Yong (Louis Cha).

Country: China

Type: scripted

Status: Ended

Release Date: December 20, 2014

Also Known As: The Deer and the Cauldron, 新鹿鼎记鹿鼎記 ロイヤル・トランプ, Королевский бродяга, 鹿鼎记, 新鹿鼎記, Royal Tramp, Lu ding ji, Tân Lộc Đỉnh Ký, 鹿鼎記 |  See more »



Yixiao Lou
as Princess Jianning
Han Dong
Yin Zeqiang
as Ao Biao
Dong Han
as Wei Xiaobao
Zhang Meng
as Shuang'er

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

2014 | 50 Episodes

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