Xia Gang

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Xia Gang
Chinese name 夏鋼 (traditional)
Chinese name 夏钢 (simplified)
Pinyin Xià Gāng (Mandarin)
Born 1953 (age 65–66)
Beijing, China
Occupation Film director & producer
Years active 1980s-present
Golden Rooster Awards
Best Director:
1993 After Separation

Xia Gang (Chinese: 夏钢; born 1953) is a Chinese film director. A graduate of the 1982 class of the Beijing Film Academy, Xia is a member of the so-called Fifth Generation, though unlike his classmates Tian Zhuangzhuang and Chen Kaige, he did not gain prominence until relatively later, in the late 1980s.[1]

Like his contemporary Huang Jianxin, Xia's works have focused on modern urban relationships and particularly marriage and love.[1] His film Yesterday's Wine (1995) is most indicative of his interest in modernity and relationships, as it details a young woman's maturation in a modern Chinese city.

Selected filmography

As director

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1989 Half Flame, Half Brine 一半是火焰,一半是海水 Adaptation of the novel by Wang Shuo
1991 The Unexpected Passion 遭遇激情
1992 After Separation 大撒把
1993 No More Applause 无人喝彩 Also known as No One Cheers
1995 Yesterday's Wine 与往事干杯
1997 Concerto of Life 生命如歌
2009 An Epic of a Woman 一个女人的史诗 Television Series


  1. ^ a b Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). "Xia Gang" in Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 374. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.

External links

  • Xia Gang on IMDb
  • Xia Gang at AllMovie
  • Xia Gang at the Chinese Movie Database

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