Romance of the West Chamber 1997.Cheung, a 23-year-old unmarried travelling scholar, stops by the monastery, where he sees a beautiful woman. Against the rules, Monk Faben allows Cheung to stay and woo the girl, Ann-Ann. She is shy, and also the Prime Minister’s daughter, so the wooing is arranged by Ann-Ann’s maid Hung.
Romance of the Western Chamber (traditional Chinese: 西廂記; simplified Chinese: 西厢记; pinyin: Xīxiāng Jì; Wade–Giles: Hsi-hsiang-chi), also translated as The Story of the Western Wing, The West Chamber, Romance of the Western Bower and similar titles, is one of the most famous Chinese dramatic works. It was written by the Yuan dynasty playwright Wang Shifu (王實甫), and set during the Tang dynasty. Known as “China’s most popular love comedy,” it is the story of a young couple consummating their love without parental approval, and has been seen both as a “lover’s bible” and “potentially lethal,” as readers were in danger of pining away under its influence.