Princess Pearl (1998)（还珠格格）
"Princess Pearl" is a Chinese television costume drama dating back to the 18th century. Written by creator Chiung Yao, the drama covered three seasons, with 24 episodes in Season 1, 48 episodes in Season 2 and 40 episodes in Season 3, airing in 1998, 1999 and 2003 respectively. This Cinderella-like story became the most watched show in China, and also gained a large fan base in other Asian countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was also successfully exported to the United States.