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The two emperor poets

Tang Yuan Zong ruled South Tang during China's Chaotic Five Dynasty period. History called him stupid when he fought the powerful Northern invading country and lost. Yuan Zong passed the crown to his son, Ho Zu, who surrendered after 15 year hold off against the Northern Invading Song. Historian called Ho Zu a coward.

Did historians paint a fair picture of these 2 rulers? After surrender, Ho Zu was held by Song. Song emperor raped his queen and then poisoned him. It would be hard to imagine the pains he felt, if he did not write it in his poems.

Ho Zu and his father Yuan Zong were great poets. They were the best emperor poets in China's history. While many regarded Ho Zu as China's best poet ever. You will know their stories and also their poems if you watch this fact based story.

  • Shihyun Wang
  • Shihyun Wang
  • Shihyun Wang
  • Peter Hsiu
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    "Emperor Lee"
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    January 15, 2021
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Director Biography - Shihyun Wang

Although she hated accounting, Sherry followed her parents wish and became a CPA. Although she lacked people skills, she took on Real Estate to supplement her income.
Then she became an emptynester with many unfulfilled dreams. Dreams of making films. In Oct. 2015, she started her youtube channel - The Mysterydecoder. And it now has over 47,000 subscribers with 12 million views.
But her dream did not stop there. Her first fiction film, Girl Indigo 16 going 61 won Film of the year 2017 at Spain Hell Chess Festival. Her Historical Drama Henry VIII and his queens won Best film at Yogyakarta Film Festival and she won 5 Accolade Global awards in 2018. She went on to win another 9 Accolade awards in 2019 and grabbed a Remi Award at Worldfest Houston.

Her films are not perfect, but her message is clear. If you have a dream, go for it.

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Director Statement

I loved Emperor Lee's poem when I first read it 45 years ago then I read his story and realized the deep sorrow behind the poems. The poems can touch your heart no matter you read it in English or Chinese. It took me 45 years to learn enough to present this story to the world. Hope it is worthy of waiting