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Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (三生三世十里桃花, Sān Shēng Sān Shì Shí Lǐ Táo Huā, literally "Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms") is a 2017 Chinese fantasy/romance series starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao. It's based on the novel of the same name by Tang Qi. It is also known by the title Eternal Love — which is, confusingly, also the title of a different Chinese series.

Bai Qian, daughter of the Fox King, goes to Kunlun Mountain to become a disciple of Mo Yuan. While there, she gets caught up in a war between Celestial Tribe and Ghost Tribe. The Ghost King is sealed away, but years later he is about to escape his prison. Bai Qian tries to seal him away again, loses her memories in the process, and goes to the mortal realm. Meanwhile, Ye Hua, Crown Prince of the Nine Heavens, is sent to the mortal realm. He's warned that he must not get involved with any mortals. Then he meets Bai Qian.


As of 2018, it's the most-watched television series in China. A sequel/spin-off series, Three Lives, Three Worlds: The Pillow Book (also called Eternal Love of Dream), aired in 2020. The source novel has also been adapted into a 2017 film, Once Upon a Time (2017), and a 2019 series, Love and Destiny.

The series can be watched on YouTube with English subtitles.

Contains examples of:

  • Abdicate the Throne: Long before the series starts, Dong Hua Dijun abdicated in favour of the current Heavenly Lord.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • Yao Guang loves Mo Yuan, who doesn't love her.
    • Xuan Nu loves Li Jing, who loves Bai Qian, who loved him until he cheated on her.
    • Su Jin loves Ye Hua, who thinks of her as family.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Ye Hua loses an arm in a fight with a beast.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Li Jing gives one to Bai Qian.
  • Ax-Crazy: Xuan Nu does things like arranging to be badly beaten, kidnapping Mo Yuan's body and A Li, and blinding herself when she loses her ability to shapeshift.
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  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Bai Qian is kidnapped and almost drowned on her birthday.
  • Bling of War: In the war between the Celestial Tribe and Ghost Tribe, both armies wear much nicer-looking clothing than is practical on a battlefield.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Shows up every time a character is injured.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Zigzagged. The battle scenes have very little blood, but when a major character is injured, they almost always bleed.
  • Braids of Action: Yan Zhi.
  • Cain and Abel: Li Yuan hates his half-brother Li Jing.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Bai Qian's Weapon of Choice. She defeats a phoenix demon and fights her way across a battlefield while armed with only a fan.
  • Damsel in Distress: Bai Qian, when she's captured by Yao Guang and chained up in a water dungeon, and later when she's kidnapped and taken to the Celestial Palace.
  • Dark Is Not Evil:
    • Ye Hua always wears black, but he isn't evil.
    • Li Jing is Prince (and later King) of the Ghost Tribe, has horns growing from his face, and usually wears dark colours. But he isn't truly a villain; he's just weak and selfish.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Xuan Nu dies in Li Jing's arms.
  • Driven by Envy: Part of Xuan Nu's motivation in turning traitor is her jealousy of Bai Qian.
  • Drowning My Sorrows:
    • Bai Qian gets drunk after catching Li Jing cheating on her.
    • Feng Jiu starts drinking after she's sent back to the Fox Kingdom.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Xuan Nu starts out wearing bright colours, but switches to darker clothes after marrying Li Jing.
  • Evil Laugh: The Ghost King gives one after he captures Bai Qian and Ling Yu.
  • Express Delivery: Le Xu is pregnant with Ye Hua for only a few days.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Bai Qian has her eyes removed as "punishment" for supposedly blinding Su Jin. To make things even worse, Ye Hua has to carry out the punishment.
    • Xuan Nu blinds herself when Bai Qian takes away her shapeshifting powers.
    • Su Jin uses Bai Qian's eyes after Ye Hua removes them. When Bai Qian regains her memories, she comes to take her eyes back.
  • Facial Markings: Yan Zhi and Bai Feng Jiu.
  • Faking the Dead: Ye Hua plans to fake his death so he can be with Bai Qian.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Xuan Nu is jealous of Bai Qian, especially when Li Jing gets involved.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Mo Yuan sacrifices himself to win the war against Ghost Tribe.
    • Yao Guang volunteers to lead a suicide mission that will give the Celestial Tribe a chance to defeat Ghost Tribe.
  • Humanity Ensues: Bai Qian is a nine-tailed fox until Zhe Yan turns her into a human.
  • I Have Many Names: Bai Qian goes by several names over the course of the series. She uses the name "Si Yin" while at Kunlun Mountain, Li Jing calls her "A-Yin", and Ye Hua calls her "Su Su".
  • I Have No Daughter: Xuan Nu's mother says this after all the insane, evil things her daughter does.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Ling Yu, courtesy of multiple arrows.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Bai Qian jumps off Zhuxian Terrace, becomes a high goddess, and regains her memories of everything she's gone through before and after becoming mortal. Unsurprisingly, a drink is the first thing she asks for.
  • Lady of War: Yao Guang is a dark example. She duels Mo Yuan while wearing a long, flowing dress, and she's a good enough fighter that she's only defeated when he turns her own attack against her.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Bai Qian loses her memories after her fight with Qing Cang.
  • Light Is Not Good: The Heavenly Lord is usually wearing bright colours and lives in a palace in the clouds. But he also has Shao Xin locked away because she wants to marry his son, and he refuses to let Ye Hua see his mother unless he does an Impossible Task. And then there's the way he treats Bai Qian...
  • Love at First Sight:
    • Yan Zhi and Li Jing both fall in love with Bai Qian at first sight.
    • Sang Ji and Shao Xin fall in love when they first meet. It doesn't end well.
  • Love Makes You Evil:
    • Xuan Nu betrays Kunlun Mountain after she falls in love with Li Jing.
    • Su Jin tries to murder Bai Qian because she loves Ye Hua.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Bai Qian mistakenly thinks Ye Hua has lost interest in her and fallen in love with Su Jin instead. Ye Hua's behaviour only makes things worse.
  • Mystical Pregnancy: Le Xu touched a Golden Lotus and became pregnant with Ye Hua, who's the spirit of the lotus in a human body.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: The Heavenly Lord doesn't approve of Sang Ji's love for Shao Xin.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Bai Qian would never have jumped off Zhuxian Terrace or drunk an amnesia potion if Ye Hua had explained his plan to her.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Non-science fiction example; some of the Ghost Tribe have horns growing from their faces.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Qing Cang gets sealed in the Bell of the East Emperor.
  • Shipper on Deck: Si Ming ships Feng Jiu and Dijun.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Averted.
    • Shao Xin is a snake spirit, but she isn't at all sinister.
    • Ye Hua is able to turn into a black snake (actually a dragon that's become very small), and he definitely isn't evil.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Yan Zhi and Li Jing fall in love with Bai Qian/"Si Yin". Li Jing realises she's a girl at once; Yan Zhi doesn't.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Kunlun Mountain doesn't accept female disciples, so Bai Qian disguises herself as a boy to get in.
  • Taking the Bullet: Li Yuan tries to stab Li Jing. Yan Zhi and the Golden Lion Beast jump between them, and the Golden Lion Beast gets stabbed instead.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Li Yuan gets Xuan Nu to kill him because his death will give Qing Cang more power.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Most of the characters have animal forms that they can change into at will.
  • Warrior Prince: Li Yuan is a villainous example. Li Jing is a somewhat more heroic one.
  • The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: Neither of Qing Cang's sons are good rulers. The best that can be said for Li Jing is that he isn't outright evil like Li Yuan.
  • Yandere: Su Jin will do anything, no matter how insane, to win Ye Hua's love. Even marrying his grandfather, and accusing another man of attempting to rape her.
  • You Are Number 6: Mo Yuan's disciples refer to each other by the order in which they became his disciples. Bai Qian is the seventeenth disciple, so they call her "Seventeenth". Ling Yu is almost always called "Ninth", and Die Feng, the most senior disciple, is always called "Senior".


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