“The Sword and The Brocade” (2021 Chinese Drama): Cast & Summary

The Sword and The Brocade” is a new Chinese historical drama which comes out in 2021. The drama tells a story about the concubine’s daughter Luo Shiyiniang who wants to marry someone she loves. But she is forced to marry the big general Xu Lingyi. Because her elder sister Yuan Niang wants her to protect her son Jun Ge.

“The Sword and The Brocade” is adapted from Zhi Zhi’s novel ““The Strategy of Concubine’s Daughter”“.

Tan Songyun and Zhong Hanliang are the lead actors.

Tan Songyun starred Chinese family drama “Go Ahead” in 2020. She played the girl Li Jianjian who lives with two brothers who don’t have blood relationship to her. The two brothers fall for her and begin to pursue her. He also starred “Under the Power” in 2019. She played a cop Yuan Jinxia.

Zhong Hanliang starred Chinese historical dramaGeneral and I” in 2017. He played a general Chu Beijie who falls for a girl and risks his life to save her even if he has to betray his nation. He also starred “All Out of Love” in 2018.

The Sword and The Brocade (2021)

The Sword and The Brocade


Title: The Sword and The Brocade

Director: Wen Deguang

Writer: Cheng Tingyu

Network: Penguin Film

Runtime: From Feb. 26

Episodes: 45

Language: Chinese


Luo Shiyiniang is surprised that Elder Mother treats her well after she returned home. Elder Mother asks the girl to choose the hairpin for her. Luo Shiyiniang does a great job. She is invited to attend the banquet of Xu family. She meets up with her older sister Yuan Niang, and finds out that she is sick. She spots Xu Lingyi flirting with Qiao Lianfang in the garden. She thinks her brother-in-law is a jerk.

Xu Lingyi catches the culprit. Emperor wants to give a title of nobility to him. But he rejects it and tells Emperor not to seal the sea. Because he thinks the people will get benefits from it. But Yuan Niang doesn’t understand it, and blames her husband for doing so. She knows her son will live harder if she passes away. So she intends to get Luo Shiyiniang to be the wife of Xu Lingyi for protecting her son.

It’s raining. Lv Yiniang gets on knees and explains to Madam Xu that Luo Shiyiniang didn’t intend to break Yun Niang’s hairpin. She asks her for her mercy. Madam Xu drinks up her tea and gets the servant to beat Luo Shiyiniang. Lv Yiniang cries to ask Luo Shiyiniang to apologize to Madam Xu. Madam Xu tells the two that it’s rule. Lv Yiniang’s hand gets hurt. She’s abortion for protecting her daughter.

Luo Shiyiniang wakes up from her nightmare. Yun Yiniang comforts her that she will accompany her. The follower reports to Xu Lingyi that he prepared everything at Yunlai hotel. He asks him if the two escaped prisoners will come. Xu Lingyi says that Jiang Huai and Liu Yong need the help of the hotel’s owner if they want to go to Fujian.

Lv Yiniang walks in the hotel. The waiter tells her to choose another hotel because there’s no table for new customer. But Dong Qing sees the table, and tells Lv Yiniang to have a seat. Luo Shiyiniang sees the sword on the table, and tells Lv Yiniang to go to another hotel.

Jiang Huai catches the chance to kidnap Luo Shiyiniang. Lin Bo tells Jiang Huai to release Luo Shiyiniang, and threatens to kill him. Jiang Huai ignores Lin Bo and intends to kill Luo Shiyiniang if they don’t let him go. He goes out of the hotel and arrives at the bridge.

Xu Lingyi shows up and shoots Jiang Huai. Luo Shiyiniang falls into water with Jiang Huai. Xu Lingyi shoots Liu Yong. Liu Yong falls into water as well. Xu Lingyi jumps into water to save Luo Shiyiniang. But Jiang Huai stabs Xu Lingyi’s arm. Xu Lingyi kicks Jiang Huai away. Jiang Huai is caught by the bodyguards. Lin Shixian notes that someone fell into water. He jumps into water.

Luo Shiyiniang wakes up. Dong Qing holds the medicine soup and asks Luo Shiyiniang if she feels uncomfortable. Luo Shiyiniang says that she’s fine. Lv Yiniang tells Luo Shiyiniang that someone saved her. She blames her for saving her because she wouldn’t be alive if she died.

Dong Qing complains that Xu Lingyi shot when Luo Shiyiniang was kidnapped. But Luo Shiyiniang points out that Xu Lingyi saved her even if he was cold. Lv Yiniang tells Luo Shiyiniang to drink up the ginger soup to warm her body. Lin Bo treats Xu Lingyi’s injury and asks him why he didn’t let him explain it. He adds that they only remember his shooting. Xu Lingyi says that it’s their luck that Luo Shiyiniang is fine.

The follower reports to Xu Lingyi that Liu Yong fled. Lin Bo comforts Xu Lingyi that they will catch Liu Yong. Xu Lingyi points out that catching Liu Yong isn’t their goal. Dong Qing introduces Lin Shixian to Luo Shiyiniang as the young master who saved her.

Luo Shiyiniang thanks Lin Shixian for saving her. He falls for her after seeing her. He reveals she was saved by someone else. He adds that he just aided the person. She still wants to save him, and coughs. He tells her to have a good rest.

Aunt Xu waits for Luo Shiyiniang and tells her that Madam Xu got her to pick her up. Luo Shiyiniang sees Xianling pavilion. She tells Lv Yiniang that she wants to go to see Master Jian. But Lv Yiniang tells her daughter to be cautious. Luo Shiyiniang comforts Lv Yiniang that it will be fine. She asks Aunt Xu to drop her at Xianling pavilion. Aunt Xu agrees to it after she received the money.

Master Jian tells Wang Yu that she will try her best to make the embroidery painting if he likes it. But he tells her to go home with him because he thinks she’s pretty. He wants to grab her hand. But she steps back. So he tells his follower to kidnap Master Jian.

Luo Shiyiniang shows up and stops Wang Yu. She asks Master Jian about the embroidery painting. But Wang Yu tells Luo Shiyiniang to go to Wang family to take the embroidery painting if she has the guts. She tells him that her master is Yongping marquis Xu Lingyi. She adds that the carriage parks outside. He has to leave.

Luo Shiyiniang tells Master Jian that Madam Xu called her back. She says that she worries about it. Master Jian thinks Madam Xu wants to arrange a marriage for Luo Shiyiniang. Luo Shiyiniang thinks there won’t be a good marriage because Madam Xu hates her. She says that she doesn’t want to get married. She reveals she wants to be the person like Master Jian.

Master Jian thinks Luo Shiyinian is very silly. She tells her not to make decision easily. Luo Shiyinian says that she won’t regret for what she chooses. Master Jian tells Luo Shiyiniang that she will always support her. Luo Shiyiniang asks Master Jian for helping her sell the embroidery painting. Master Jian agrees to it.


Zhong Hanliang as Xu Lingyi

He is the big general in Ming Dynasty. He runs into Luo Shiyiniang at the street when she is kidnapped. He shoots the culprit when the knife is still on her neck. But he jumps into the water to save her. She misunderstands him and thinks she was saved by someone else.

Tan Songyun as Luo Shiyiniang

She was bulled by Elder Mother when she is a kid. Because she is the daughter of concubine. But she finds out that Elder Mother is nice to her than other sisters after she returned home. She thinks Elder Mother has a big plan, and Elder Mother asks her to attend the banquet of Xu family. She spots Xu Lingyi flirts with Qiao Lianfang when he’s the husband of her older sister.

He Hongshan as Qiao Lianfang

She is born from a rich family. She loves Xu Lingyi and wants to be his wife after knowing Yuan Niang is going to die. But Yuan Niang gets Luo Shiyiliang to replace her position. Qiao Lianfang has to marry Xu Lingyi as a concubine.

Tang Xiaotian as Lin Shixian

He is a young master who falls for Luo Shiyiniang. He and Xu Lingyi jumped into water to save Luo Shiyiniang. But she thinks he was saved by him.

Ying Er as Yuan Niang

She is the wife of Xu Lingyi. She worries that her son Jun Ge will lose his position after she dies. She doesn’t trust anyone except her younger sister Luo Shiyiniang. So she wants her husband to marry her younger sister.

Liu Yun as Wen Yiniang

She is the concubine of Xu Lingyi. Her son Yu Ge is very smart. Yuan Niang worries that Yu Ge will replace her son.

Lan Yi as Master Jian

She teaches Luo Shiyiniang how to make clothes.

Release Schedule


The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 1-2: Friday, February 26, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 3-4: Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 5-6: Sunday, February 28, 2021


The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 7-8: Monday, March 1, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 9-10: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 11-12: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 13-14: Monday, March 8, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 15-16: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 17-18: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 19-20: Monday, March 15, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 21-22: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 23-24: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 25-26: Monday, March 22, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 27-28: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 29-30: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 31-32: Monday, March 29, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 33-34: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 35-36: Wednesday, March 31, 2021


The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 37-38: Monday, April 5, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 39-40: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 41-42: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episodes 43-44: Monday, April 12, 2021

The Sword and The Brocade Episode 45: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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