Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet

Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet

Here you will find the top 8 cross-dressing Chinese dramas for everyone who likes watching series full of secrets and misunderstandings.
Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas
Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas

Here you will find the top 8 cross-dressing Chinese dramas for everyone who likes watching series full of secrets, misunderstandings, and awkward moments. As a rule, all these stories are about kickass girls who disguise themselves as men to complete some mission.

Quick List: Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas:

  1. My Unicorn Girl
  2. Maiden Holmes
  3. The Long Ballad
  4. The Changan Youth
  5. Dr. Cutie
  6. The Love Lasts Two Minds
  7. Oops! The King Is in Love
  8. The Heiress

8. The Heiress

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The Heiress | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

One of the top cross-dressing Chinese dramas on the list, it revolves around the eldest daughter of a family that has military power at the northern border. It happened so that her twin brother died and the family remained with no male heir. To help her family and not let it be affected by the court, the young lady poses as a man. She pretends to be a weak and dumb man to make sure no one wants her by their side. However, despite all her efforts, she becomes the partner of the fifth Prince. Later, she even helps him on his way to becoming the Crown Prince. However, as we know, life is not a bed of roses, and one day a son of the Prime Minister finds out her true identity and her secret relationship with the Prince.

If you are not looking for a super fun watch and are not afraid to dive into a sad cross-dressing Chinese drama, then think about watching “The Heiress”. The main actress successfully did her job and played her role so that everyone could understand why her character behaves in a certain way.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Jiang Chao, Una You, Wang An Yu, Melody Tang

7. Oops! The King is in Love

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Oops! The King Is in Love | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

This cross-dressing Chinese drama introduces us to the Minister’s daughter who is looking for ways to make money. Only males can work in the royal palace, so the girl should disguise herself as a man if she wants to work there. As a result, she takes the position of the Emperor’s eunuch and always stays by his side. Finally, she gets promoted to the position of Head Eunuch. She doesn’t know yet that he knows about her secret.

If you are not looking for something super twisted and simply want a cure rom-com with amazing chemistry between the leads, then don’t miss this C-drama! “Oops! The King Is In Love” will satisfy everyone who loves wuxia, comedy, and revenge.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Zhu Jian, Ma Meng Wei

6. The Love Lasts Two Minds

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Love Lasts Two Minds | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

This historical romance is set in the 10th century (expect many period dramas included in this list, hehe). It introduces us to a general’s daughter who gets attacked during her travel. A group of bandits kidnap the girl and leave her senseless. Luckily, she is rescued just in time but loses her memory. She has no idea who she used to be. She also discovers that she is to be married but feels like it’s wrong. So, she runs away and poses as a man. At the same time, we are introduced to a duke. He also hides his identity and poses as a lowly official. He does so to reveal a conspiracy that aims to destroy the government. So, they both form a great team and help each other.

If you are not looking for a super original story with countless twists, then you should give this one a try! “The Love Lasts Two Minds” is a heartwarming Chinese drama with quite interesting cases.

  • Episodes: 36
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Yu Meng Long, Yukee Chen

5. Dr. Cutie

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Dr. Cutie | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

This cross-dressing Chinese drama follows the daughter of the palace doctor who spent her childhood with the son of one of the royal officials. One day, her father is framed for the poisoning of a royal consort. As a result, his family is to be executed. Yet, the girl manages to survive – she is the only lucky member of her family. She studies hard to become an imperial doctor. That way, she might be able to find the guilty hands that assassinated her family. To enter the palace, she needs not only to become a great doctor but also to disguise herself as a man. Finally, she starts serving the fience of her childhood friend.

When you first start watching “Dr. Cutie”, you might think it’s a bit cartoonish. However, the story quickly progresses to a more serious show (but keeps its humor at the same time). Don’t expect to see lots of twists – the series is quite easy to follow. However, you will like this story about revenge and falling in love. Moreover, here we have a girl who is believably disguised as a man! When in disguise, it’s really difficult to guess that she is a girl (which is rare in cross-dressing dramas).

If you like the female lead of this story, who is a doctor, you might want to check this list of the Top 9 Medical Chinese Dramas!

  • Episodes: 28
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Sun Qian, Huang Jun Jie, Zha Jie

4. The Changan Youth

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This is a light-hearted Chinese series about a girl with exceptional cooking skills. One day, her life changes because of the death of her childhood friend. Sadly, the rich friend passes away just before her marriage, leaving many questions about her origin and heritage unanswered.

As a good friend, the female lead disguises herself as her dead friend and even aims to fulfill the marriage contract. Also, she is curious about the true identity of her friend, so she is cross-dressing as a man to delay the marriage and find out everything she wants.

Disguised as a man, she enters the local academy alongside her the fiance of her friend. They also meet three other talented guys. So, the story centers primarily on this Chang’an youth group, their school life, and crime-solving.

“The Changan Youth” is an enjoyable and funny C-drama about love and friendship. It introduces us to the story of five characters of different social and economic statuses.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Wang Yu Wen, Caesar Wu, Liu Yi Chang, Xie Bin Bin, Qi Pei Xin

3. The Long Ballad

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The Long Ballad | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

This historical fiction is set during Tang Dynasty, in far 7th century. The story starts with a bloody overthrow – a cunning prince kills the royal family and takes the throne. However, a daughter from the overthrown dynasty manages to escape death. She not only survives, but she is also seeking revenge and forms a powerful army for this reason. Yet, she can’t make it a reality after she unexpectedly loses to the Eastern Turkic Khaganate. Its General makes the girl his military strategist. Gradually, she falls in love with him and finds that the feelings are mutual.

“The Long Ballad” is a mix of both fiction and reality. The pacing of the drama is so engaging that there’s no way the story won’t make you thrilled! The drama has well-done editing, many magnificent views, diverse characters, and is fully packed with battles, life lessons, as well as romantic relationships. If you like action and light historical C-dramas, then you must give it a try!

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  • Episodes: 49
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Dilraba Dilmurat, Leo Wu, Liu Yu Ning, Zhao Lu Si, Alen Fang

2. Maiden Holmes

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Maiden Holmes | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Dramas | kdramaplanet

One of the top cross-dressing Chinese dramas, it also falls under the historical, romance, and detective genres. “Maiden Holmes” is set in Eastern China in the 6th century. It follows a Prince who disguises as a commoner and a girl who disguises as a man working as an investigator. As the result of defeat on the battlefield, the teenage Prince is forced to resign as head of the army. The throne is quickly usurped by other people from the Imperial Court. He wants to find out the truth behind this intrigue and disguises himself as an aristocrat to travel incognito.

On his way, he meets a smart girl disguised as a male detective. She wants to investigate the bloody murder of her whole tribe, so she disguises herself as a man. She and the Prince not only work together but also fall for each other long before finding out each other’s true identities.

Sebrina Chen (our disguised detective) has already starred in several other cross-dressing dramas and does an extremely good job playing such roles. In terms of plot, it’s a true hidden gem for those who are craving a semi-serious and cute romantic Chinese series. Although it is about uncovering the truth and solving mysteries, it may not satisfy devoted fans of the detective genre, since it’s more kind of a relaxing watch.

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  • Episodes: 32
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Sebrina Chen, Zhang Ling He, Zhang Jia Ding, Wang Yi Zhe

1. My Unicorn Girl

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My Unicorn Girl | Top 8 Cross-Dressing Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

This rom-com introduces us to a talented figure skater who makes a promise to her family that she will become a student of the same university her mother once studied at. As a prodigy, she has no doubts that she will successfully pass a test. Yet, things don’t go as expected, and the girl fails the exam. Desperate to get to her mother’s alma mater, she disguises herself as a male ice hockey player and joins a college team in a trial match. Showing unexpectedly good results, she gets selected for the men’s ice hockey program. Things become even more interesting when the girl disguised as a guy moves into a men’s dormitory. It’s tough to keep her secret there. Moreover, shares a room with a guy she has already crossed paths with! As the roommates start spending more time together, they form a close bond.

“My Unicorn Girl” is cliché (a rare illness of the male lead, fated love, countless amount of accidental kisses, and so on), and yet feels refreshing. It’s not overly dramatic and doesn’t have nasty love triangles. The drama is focused primarily on the relationship of the main couple. So, even if you think you don’t like cheesy romance dramas, you might like this one, since the acting of the main leads, their playful love interactions, and everything they do together on the screen in general, will make you beyond excited!

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Darren Chen, Sebrina Chen, Li Jiu Lin, Ao Zi Yi, Miranda Ma, Dai Ya Qi

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