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S. Korean TV epic hits mainland
Updated: 2005-09-07 09:19

BEIJING, Sept. 5 -- S. Korean dramatic series "Dae Jang Geum" is being broadcast on Hunan TV.

Actress Lee Young Ae [CRIENGLISH]   
Actress Lee Young Ae [CRIENGLISH]

This hit show received an amazing viewer ratings share of 54% in South Korea, the highest in Korean television history. It continued its success with an average rating of 50% when aired in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Based on a true story, "Dae Jang Geum" tells the tale of Jang-Geum, the first female to become a personal physician for a king in ancient South Korea. Jang-Geum faces tremendous odds while working her way to the top of the royal court during 16th century Korea. Using her extraordinary determination and wisdom, she manages to achieve the impossible in a time when woman had little influence in Korean society.

A spokesman of Hunan TV said that most of the lead actors, including famous actress Lee Young Ae, will be invited to Changsha, capital city of South China's Hunan province.

This TV epic will be broadcast on Hunan TV throughout the month of September.