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The Rise of the Great Wall
Genre Historical drama
Theme music composer Kwan Sing-Yau[1]
Opening theme Tai Tei Hai Ngo Kiuk Ha (大地在我腳下) performed by Gallen Lo[2]
Country of origin Hong Kong
Language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 63
Producer(s) Lee Siu Wah
Location(s) Hong Kong
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Original channel ATV
First shown in 1985[3]

Rise of the Great Wall (Chinese: 秦始皇) is a 1985 Hong Kong ATV historical drama TV series based on the biography of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China and founder of the Qin Dynasty. The series is one of the biggest series ever produced by ATV.[2]



The series follows the life-story of Ying Cheng, the young ruler of the Chun state in the Warring States Period, who will eventually unify China under his Chun Dynasty, and become the first emperor of a united China. The series also includes a subplot based on the life-story of King Or, a young assassin who attempted to take the emperor's life.



Chun state

Cast Role
Tony Liu Ying Cheng (贏政)
Wong Wai Lui Bat-Wai (呂不韋)
Paw Hee-Ching Lady Chiu (趙姬)
Hung Tak-Sing Lo Ngoi (嫪毒)
Sum-Sum Empress Lei (李皇后)
Pau Hon-Lam Wong Wan (王綰)
Sze-Ma Wah-Lung Wong Tsin (王翦)
Kwan Wai-Lun Mung Tim (蒙恬)
Leung Hon-Wai Lei Si (李斯)
Kong To Wai Liu (尉繚)
Fung Zan Lady Wah-Yeung (華陽夫人)
Lo Chun-Shun King Chong-Seung (秦莊襄王)
Cho Tat Wah King Chiu-Seung (秦昭襄王)
Lam Kwok-Hung Fu-So (扶蘇)
Chow Wai-Kuen Lady Wu (胡姬)
Siao San-Yan Chiu Ko (趙高)
Chan Zik-Wai Ha-How Joi (夏侯且)

Yin state

Cast Role
Pat Poon Crown Prince Dan (太子丹)
Damian Lau King Or (荊軻)
Bowie Wu King Hei (燕王喜)
Michelle Yim Suet-Ying (雪瑩)
Ng Kong Chun Mo-Yeung (秦舞陽)
Kong Hon Koi Nip (蓋聶)
Cheng Gwan Min Grandfather

Chiu state

Cast Role
Ting Leung Lord Ping-Yuen (平原君)
Kenneth Ha King Hau-Shing (趙孝成王)
Cheung Yick  Lei Muk (李牧)
Ng Wing-Sam Kwok Hoi (郭開)


Cast Role
Petrina Fung Mang-Keung Maiden (孟姜女)
Wong Jo-Si Princess Ming-Yee (明儀公主)
Betty Mak Princess Hon Mei (韓彌公主)
Cheng Lui
Lai Suen

Production notes

The Rise of the Great Wall set a new standard for ATV as most TV series previously produced by the TV station was not as good as those produced by its rival, TVB.[4]


  1. ^ "" 大地在我腳下. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  2. ^ a b "" 秦始皇. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  3. ^ "" 秦始皇. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  4. ^ "" 正史侠说. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.

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