A television drama about a wartime hero during World War II in
China began airing to Chinese communities in and around New York
City on Wednesday.
A scene from the Chinese TV drama
Stellera Chamaejasme (Lang Du Hua), which began
airing to Chinese communities in and around New York City on
The production team of the 36-episode Stellera
Chamaejasme (Lang Du Hua), received a warm welcome at
the show's premiere ceremony on Tuesday, thrown by the local
broadcaster SinoVision in Manhattan.
Phillip Chang, the president of SinoVision, in his speech called
the drama a representative of high-quality Chinese workmanship, and
hoped that it could quench the nostalgia of overseas Chinese.
Also at the ceremony were Kuang Weilin, deputy consul general of
the Chinese Consulate in New York, and John Liu, a New York City
Stellera Chamaejasme centers around a grass-roots hero,
played by Yu Rongguang, during the Japanese invasion of China
during the 1930s and '40s. It is named after a poisonous weed,
which flowers in a harsh environment. It echoes the protagonist's
adamant spirit during a hostile time.
The drama hit domestic small screens earlier this year and
gained high audience ratings. It has already become a firm favorite
(CRI November 29, 2007)