The history of a woman emperor in 19th Century China.
A concubine of Chinese emperor Xianfeng had a son. When Xiangfeng died, her infant son became the new emperor under the guidance of a council of regents.
Cixi overthrew the council and assumed control, ruling China behind a yellow silkscreen as the empress dowager.
Could she stay in power long enough to modernize China and make it strong?
Episode 1 – Imperial Concubine
Episode 2 – Behind the Throne
Episode 3 – Center State
Episode 4 – Enemies Within
Episode 5 – Revolution