Liu Jiang (director)

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Liu Jiang
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Liu Jiang in the Chinese talk show Art Life in December 2013.
Born (1969-02-08) February 8, 1969 (age 50)
Residence Beijing, China
Alma mater Ningxiang No. 1 High School
Beijing Film Academy
Occupation Television director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 2003-present
Wang Tong (m. 1997)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 劉江
Simplified Chinese 刘江

Liu Jiang (Chinese: 刘江; born 8 February 1969) is a Chinese television director, producer and screenwriter best known for his work Before Dawn, A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era and Let's get married.

Early life and education

Liu was born on February 8, 1969, in Changdao County, Shandong, with his ancestral home in Ningxiang, Hunan. In 1976, The family moved back to their hometown Ningxiang, where he attended the Ningxiang No. 1 High School. In 1988 he was accepted to the Beijing Film Academy, majoring in acting. After graduation in 1992, he was assigned to the Oriental Song and Dance Company as a singer.[1]


Liu Jiang, Gao Yuanyuan and Huang Haibo in the Chinese talk show Art Life in December 2013.

In 2003, Liu made his directorial debut Iron Youth, a gangster television series starring Jiang Wu, Mei Ting, Pan Yueming, and Han Yuqin.

In 2005, he directed Ju Zhong Ju. The series stars Xu Qing, Yu Hewei, Yin Tao, and Bao Lei.[2]

In 2007, he directed Snowwolf, a television series adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Quan Yongxian.

In 2008 Liu made his film debut Set Off, a comedy film starring Liu Hua, Fan Wei and Ju Wenpei. It won the Best Directorial Debut Award at the 16th Beijing College Student Film Festival. That same year, he directed Suiyue, which marked his second cooperation with Mei Ting and Yu Hewei. Liu was signed to direct the comedy television series Fathers and Mothers in the following year, it was broadcast in QTV-1 in May 2009.[3]

Liu rose to fame after directing A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era (2010), which earned him an Outstanding Director Award at the 28th Flying Apsaras Awards. That same year, he also directed Before Dawn, for which he won the Most Popular Director Award at the 17th Shanghai Television Festival and was nominated for the Best Director Award.[4]

In 2011, he directed Enemies Among Us, based on Mai Jia's novel of the same name.

In 2013, he was hired to direct Let's get married, for which he received three Best Director Awards at the 18th Chunyan Awards, the 20th Shanghai Television Festival, and the 27th Golden Eagle Awards, the China Television Artists Association’s equivalent to the Emmys.[5][6] The drama stars Huang Haibo and Gao Yuanyuan and was one of the most watched ones in CCTV while it was aired in mainland China in that year.[7][8]

In 2016, Liu was confirmed as director of Let's Fall in Love, a romantic comedy television series starring Zhang Jingchu, Zhang Xinyi, Qin Lan, Yuan Hong, and Ming Dao. It is the sequel to Let's get married.

In 2018, Liu directed the romance television series The Way We Were, it stars Tiffany Tang and Luo Jin, and aired on both Dragon Television and Beijing Television.[9]

Personal life

Liu began dating his alumna Wang Tong (王彤) in July 1993. They married in Beijing in 1997.[10]


Film (As director)

Year English title Chinese title Notes
2008 Set Off 即日启程

Television (As director)

Year English title Chinese title Notes
2003 Iron Youth 铁血青春
2005 Ju Zhong Ju 局中局
2007 Snowwolf 雪狼
2008 Suiyue 岁月
2009 Fathers and Mothers 满堂爹娘
2010 Before Dawn 黎明之前
A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era 媳妇的美好时代
2011 Enemies Among Us 风语
2012 Shiyan Jinsheng 誓言今生
2013 Three Gallants in Troubled Times 乱世三义
Let's get married 咱们结婚吧
2016 Let's Fall in Love 咱们相爱吧
The Battle at the Dawn 黎明决战
2018 The Way We Were 归去来

Television (As screenwriter)

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1999 N/A 双全
2003 Iron Youth 铁血青春
2005 Criminal Suspect 犯罪嫌疑人
2015 Let's get married 咱们结婚吧

Film (As producer)

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2015 Detective Chinatown 唐人街探案

Television (As producer)

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2015 Let's get married 咱们结婚吧

Film and TV Awards

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Notes
2011 Before Dawn 17th Shanghai Television Festival Best Director Nominated
Most Popular Director Award Won
A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era 28th Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Director Award Won
2014 Let's get married 20th Shanghai Television Festival Best Director Won
27th Golden Eagle Awards Won
2015 18th Chunyan Awards Won
2018 The Way We Were 24th Huading Awards Nominated [11]


  1. ^ 刘江:从走穴唱歌到执掌导演话筒. (in Chinese). 2018-04-10.
  2. ^ 《局中局》将登陆北京 许晴坦言喜欢智慧型男人. sina (in Chinese). 2007-06-18.
  3. ^ 《满堂爹娘》落幕 刘江:高于生活的悲喜剧. (in Chinese). 2010-02-02.
  4. ^ 第十七届上海电视节白玉兰奖获奖名单. (in Chinese). 2011-06-10.
  5. ^ 第20届上海电视节白玉兰奖获奖名单. sina (in Chinese). 2014-06-13.
  6. ^ 第十届金鹰节暨第27届金鹰奖获奖全名单. sina (in Chinese). 2014-10-12.
  7. ^ 《咱们结婚吧》受众累计达6.7亿 获专家肯定. (in Chinese). 2013-12-05.
  8. ^ 《咱们结婚吧》稳坐央视年度收视冠军. ifeng (in Chinese). 2013-11-30.
  9. ^ 《归去来》导演刘江:不介意“披着青春外衣” 但要“把青春照进现实”. Sohu (in Chinese). 2017-12-01.
  10. ^ 《咱们结婚吧》导演:初次导演作品曾遭禁(图). (in Chinese). 2013-11-20.
  11. ^ 华鼎奖提名公布 《和平饭店》《归去来》闪耀榜单. Netease (in Chinese). October 22, 2018.

External links

  • Liu Jiang on Sina Weibo (in Chinese) (registration required)
  • Liu Jiang on IMDb
  • Liu Jiang on Douban (in Chinese)
  • Liu Jiang on Mtime (in Chinese)
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