There are some relationships that are doomed from the start. During the Warring States period, Qu Yuan (Ma Ke) is born into a prominent family and grows up to be a prodigy scholar. But Qu Yuan bucks convention when he falls in love with Mo Chou Nu (Zhang Xin Yu), a slave. Society forbids such class-breaking relationships, so the lovers decide to elope so that they can be together. Despite their efforts to lead a quiet life, Qu Yuan and Chou Nu become entangled in the political struggles of the power elites within the palace. Can their relationship survive the many obstacles? “Song of Phoenix” is a 2017 Chinese drama series.