Ancient Drama Adapted from Novels

A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated (General & I) by Feng Nong

Ballad of the Desert (Sound of the Desert) by Tong Hua (English Subtitles)

Beautiful Country (Singing All Along) by Li Xin

Border Town Prodigal by Gu Long

Braveness of the Ming (Silk Night) by Yue Guan

Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua (English Subtitles)

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms by Tang Qi Gong Zi

Drunken Exquisiteness by Shi Si Ye

Eastern Palace by Fei Wo Si Cun

Emperor Jin (Di Jing) by Mu Fei

Gui Zhong Mei Ren by Shui He

Horizon, Bright Moon, Sabre (Tianya, Mingyue, Dao) by Gu Long

Hua Xu Yin (The City of Devastating Love) by Tang Qi Gong Zi

Ice Fantasy by Guo Jing Ming

Incomparable Phoenix (Legend of the Heavenly Tear) by Bing Lan Sha

Jiao Cuo Shi Guang De Ai Lian & Xi Dian Yuan Yang (Cuo Dian Yuan Yang) by Xi Juan (English Subtitles)

King of Lan Ling by Chun Lei Wen Chuang Yu Le (English Subtitles)

Legend of Lu Zhen by Zhang Wei (English Subtitles)

Legend of Ruyi by Liu Lan Zi

Legend of Zhen Huan by Liu Lan Zi (English Subtitles)

Man Man Qing Luo by Zhuang Zhuang

My Fair Princess (Huan Zhu Ge Ge) by Qiong Yao One and Two

Ni Shui Han by Wen Rui An

Ode to Gallantry by Jin Yong

Once Promised by Tong Hua

Qin Shi Huang Fei by Murong Yan Er (English Subtitles)

Queen of No. 11 Agent (Princess Agent) by Xiao Xiang Dong Er

Royal Highness by Yue Guang

Shattered Glass (Desperate Love) by Xue Ling Zhi (English Subtitles)

Song in the Clouds by Tong Hua

Swordsman (Xiao Ao Jiang Hu) by Jin Yong (English Subtitles)

The Chronicles of Life by Fei Wo Si Cun

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils by Jin Yong

The Husband Hunting Record of Su Ran Ran by Yun Qi

The Journey of Flower (Hua Qian Gu) by Fresh Guo Guo (English Subtitles)

The Legend of Flying Daggers by Gu Long

The Legend of Mi Yue by Jiang Sheng Nan

The Princess Weiyoung by Qin Jian

The Promotion Record of a Crown Princess (Go Princess Go) by Xian Cheng

The Rankings of Lang Ya (Nirvana in Fire) by Hai Yan

Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy by Jin He Zai

Wei Yang Chen Fu (Schemes of a Beauty) by Shun Jian Qing Cheng

Wrong (Bridal) Carriage, Right Groom (Shang Cuo Hua Jiao Jia Dui Lang) & Qing Ni Jiang Jiu Yi Xia by Xi Juan (English Subtitles)

Wu Dong Qian Kun (Martial Universe) by Tian Can Tu Dou

Xing Ming Shi Ye by Mu Yi

Zhu Xian (The Legend of Chusen) by Xiao Ding

Modern Drama Adapted from Novels

A Beauty in Troubled Times by Shun Jian Qing Cheng

A Clear Midsummer Night by Liu Chen Feng (English Subtitles)

A Heart Warming Decade by Shu Hai Cang Sheng

All Along the Way, Blooming Flowers Shall See Us Off by Qing Shan Luo Ta

As Long as You Love Me by Fei Wo Si Cun

Back in Time by Jiu Ye Hui

Battle of Changsha by Que Que (English Subtitles)

Beauty at the Crossfires by Shun Jian Qing Cheng

Best of Us (With You) by Ba Yue Chang An

Boss & Me (Come & Eat, Shan Shan) by Gu Man (English Subtitles)

Cheng Quan Zi Ji De Bi Hai Lan Tian (Fiancee) by Lan Xiao Xi

Decoded by Mai Jai

Don’t be So Proud (Proud of Love) by Sui Hou Zhu

Every Step is Wrong (Be With You) by Lan Bai Se

Fifteen Years of Waiting for a Migratory Bird by Ying Feng

Finally I Get You by Lan Bai Se

Finger Number 11 (Dr. Qin Medical Examiner) by Qin Ming

Flowers Pinellia by Jiu Ye Hui

Ghost Blows Out the Light (Candle in the Tomb) by Zhang Muye

Glass Slipper by Zheng Yuan

Heroin aka Addicted by Chai Ji Dan

If So Loved (If Love Like This) by Qian Xun Qian Xun

Imminent Crisis (Yi Chu Ji Fa) by  Zhang Yong (English Subtitles)

Jin Xiu’s Fate (Cruel Romance) by Nian Yi (English Subtitles)

Just One Smile is Very Alluring (Love O2O) by Gu Man

Le Jun Kai by Fei Wo Si Cun (English Subtitles)

Les Interpretes (Interpreter) by Miao Jun

Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Sad? by Le Xiao Mi

Li Chuan’s Past (Remembering Li Chuan) by Xuan Yin

Love Is More Than A Word by Su You Bing

Love is Not Blind by Bao Jing Jing

Loving, Never Forgetting by Lan Bai Se (English Subtitles)

Memory Lost by Ding Mo

Ming Ruo Xiao Xi (Moon River) by Ming Xiao Xi

My Amazing Boyfriend by Shui Qian Mo

My Friend Miss Chen Bai Lu (My Fair Lady) by Hai Tang

Never-Flowers in Never Dream (Lost in the Dream) by Guo Jing Ming

Next Stop, Happiness (Autumn’s Concerto) by Liang Wen Ru (English Subtitles)

North Sea Lover (Destiny of Love) by Qian Xun Qian Xun

Ode to Joy by A Nai

Once Loved You Distressed Forever by Zi You Ji Guang

Rebirth of the Celebrity Superstar (Revive) by Qing Luo Shan Zi

Rush to the Dead Summer by Guo Jing Ming

Ru Yi by Wu Mu Yun

Sealed With A Kiss by Fei Wo Si Cun (English Subtitles)

Secrets Hidden in Time (Best Times) by Tong Hua (English Subtitles)

Seige in Fog (If Time Could Stop at the Moment We First Met) by Fei Wo Si Cun

Silent Separation (My Sunshine) by Gu Man (English Subtitles)

S Nu Chu Mo, Zhu Yi (Yi Yi Xiang Qian Chong – Go Yi Yi Go) by Wang Yun


So Young by Xin Yi Wu

Starry Night Starry Sea by Tong Hua

Summer of Bubbles (Summer’s Desire) by Ming Xiao Xi (English Subtitles)

Ten Years of Love by Mu Rong Xue Cun

The Girl in Blue by Fei Wo Si Cun

The Lady in the Cubicle by Shu Yi

The Last Night of Madam Chin (Jin Da Ban De Zui Hou Yi Ye) by Pai Hsien Yung

The Last Tomb by Kennedy Xu Lei

The Left Ear by Rao Xue Man

The Legend of The Monster by Ke Rui

The Mystic Nine by Kennedy Xu Lei

The Rhapsody of Summer Dream by Jun Zi Yi Ze (Tian Lai Zhi Yuan)

The Story of a Noble Family by Zhang Hen Shui

The Third Way of Love by Zi You Xing Zou

The Whirlwind Girl (Tornado Girl) by Ming Xiao Xi

There Will be an Angel to Love You Instead of Me by Ming Xiao Xi

Thinking of Lu Xiang Bei (Road to the North)

Tiny Times by Guo Jing Ming

Too Late To Say I Love You by Fei Wo Si Cun (English Subtitles)

Twice Blooming Flower by Tang Qi

Warm Chord by An Ning

Warm in Winter Cool in Summer by Celine Gu Xi Jue

When a Snails Love by Ding Mo

When He Comes, Close Your Eyes (Love Me if You Dare) by Ding Mo

Wo He Wo De Jing Ji Shi Yong Nan (My Economical Man) by  Ren Hai Zhong

Woman on the Breadfruit Tree by Amy Cheung

Novels with Movies (all with English Subtitles)

Eastern Palace by Fei Wo Si Cun

Fleet of Time by Jiu Ye Hui

Ghost Blows Out the Light (The Ghouls, Demon’s 9th Towerby Zhang Muye

Hua Xu Yin (Novoland: The Dream Spinner) by Tang Qi Gong Zi

LORD by Guo Jing Ming

Love is Not Blind by Bao Jing Jing

Love O2O by Gu Man

Passion Heaven (Sweet Sixteen) Zi Yue

Qi Yue and An Sheng (Soulmate) by An Ni Bao Bei

Sandglass by Rao Xue Man

The Left Ear by Sharon Rao Xue Man

The Ten Deadly Sins by Zhi Zhu

The Third Way of Love by Zi You Xing Zhou

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (Once Upon A Time) by Tang Qi Gong Zi

Tiny Times 1.0 by Guo Jing Ming

Tiny Times 2.0 by Guo Jing Ming

To Our Eventually Lost Youth (So Young) by Xin Yi Wu

You Are My Sunshine by Gu Man (no English Subtitles)

You Are Still Here (Never Gone) by Xin Yi Wu

You are the Apple of My Eye by Giddens Ko

14 Responses

  1. silhoutte
    silhoutte February 27, 2014 at 4:51 am |

    Hi SIL, thanks for this website. This page with the drama and the english translation of books and the respective links are great thought out for users. I like the books of Tong Hua, Fei Wo Si Chun and Meng Xiao Xi. I hope that you and many others will continue to translate the books into English and keep updating us on new dramas which have been adapted from books.
    Would be good if you can include in the titles of these books and dramas in pinyin.
    Once again keep up the good work!

  2. OHANA
    OHANA April 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm |

    Do you know if ‘three lives three worlds, ten miles of peach blossoms’ or ‘the pillow book’ would be adapted into a drama?

  3. Bookseater
    Bookseater April 23, 2014 at 2:31 am |

    Hello, my first time posting here. it was a really pure coincidence that I came here and now i m getting addicted of chinese novels. all your commentaries and discussion help me a lot in finding the right one to read depending on my momentum mood . thank you!
    oh I went though this drama “battle of Changsha” and liked it a lot. I heard it is based on a book. do you know where i ll be able to read it online.

  4. Bookseater
    Bookseater April 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm |

    Thank you Peanuts! you are really a” books “encyclopedia. well I can t read in chinese but google translator is my friend. hihihi. luckily i can read in vietnamese andenglish. I really love war books because feelings are so touching. ok off to read.:)

  5. Bookseater
    Bookseater April 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm |

    You are welcome. You can read it in Chinese here:

    Now I am crying not because of the story but because I shouldn t have read the google translation. I got the core of the story but I lost so much of the writing and the emotional parts of the story.
    I will never ever read a google translation of a book.
    Now I am going to look for the vietnamese translation or wait for the english translation or go and get hanja class. lol

  6. Liza
    Liza November 18, 2014 at 8:24 am |

    Peanuts, Where i can watch “Remembering Lichuan” drama with eng subtitle?

  7. Liza
    Liza November 18, 2014 at 8:55 am |

    oh, only trailer released…. i thought drama also released…thanks peanuts…….

  8. jollibee
    jollibee January 6, 2015 at 1:49 am |

    Does anyone know any other for Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua? I’m so new to these things I can’t see the videos anymore…when I search it all I come up with is the new one. Help please!!!

  9. Eli1314
    Eli1314 September 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm |

    错嫁神秘总裁 is the modern version of cuo dian yuan yang, for those who are interested

  10. ryeonwu
    ryeonwu May 4, 2016 at 5:57 am |

    The web-drama With You (最好的我们) is based of a novel by the same title by 八月长安!

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