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康美之恋 (Kang Mei Zhi Lian) by 谭晶 (Tan Jing): Traditional Chinese medicine made really cool

(Tudou.com version)

This video is mind-numbingly beautiful, inspiring, and powerful. In the last 24 hours, I have been watching it for a least a dozen times (with the music blasting in my ears on my headphone), and trying to figure out what is in it that has completely mesmerized me.

Many of you will recognize the locale is based in beautiful 广西壮族自治区 (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region). After watching the video, you will also realize that it is a commercial for Kangmei Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.. The title of this video, “康美之恋” means Kangmei love.

In a nutshell, Kangmei is trying to forge a relationship of love between the company and its customers through herbal medicine cultivated with meticulousness, pureness, and importantly, by beautiful, happy, and loving people.

As with all 武侠 (wuxia) stories, the most prized herb is the one that only grows on top of the tallest cliff where no one dares to climb – except that brave Kangmei herbalist who is driven by love as we see in the video.

Of course, we see no traces of modernity, because traditional Chinese medicine should be completely pristine and free from chemicals or pollutants of industry.

The Chinese lyrics are amazingly poetic, and wow, with the voice of 谭晶 (Tan Jing)! Did she appear in “ 北京欢迎你 (Beijing Welcomes You)“? She’s among a select group of singers featured in “The Official Album for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.” Here is Tan Jing performing 青藏高原 (Tibetan Plateau Song) live, at the Vienna Golden Hall in 2006.

What ill could possibly be not curable if the medicine is grounded by beautiful girls (2:30) and then cooked to perfection (2:45)?

The boat with the red sail at the beginning coming (while empty) and at the end of the video going (while full of Kangmei medicine) just goes to show how everything is so well thought out. Then the two of them meeting under the tree, and I could go on and on forever. Oh, and the rain and the Chinese red umbrella!

  1. Wei
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:18 | #1

    Wooo, I love this sound, how do you find song of this type?

  2. March 30th, 2010 at 18:06 | #2


    You can go to 土豆网 (tudou), but the key is to know what you are looking for. “每日歌曲” on the CCTV-音乐 channel carries a lot of good quality music/video programming. Actually, you might be able to subscribe to some CCTV programming through your cable/satellite company.

    Otherwise, stay tuned to HH. We occasionally post art & culture stuff we like.

  3. George Monser
    April 1st, 2010 at 00:28 | #3

    “Love… is as perennial as the grass.” Max Ehrmann, 1927

  4. July 24th, 2011 at 01:22 | #4

    Updated video in OP with English captions.

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