Huang Yanpei (TV series)

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Huang Yanpei
Huang Yanpei (TV series).jpg
DVD cover art
Genre Biographical, historical drama
Written by Feng Boming
Xiao Guilin
Hu Guangming
Directed by Hong Baosheng
Zhao Lei
Creative director(s) Li Xinjie
Presented by Zhou Shaoxi
Wang Dafang
Liu Wanli
Li Xiaofeng
Starring Zhang Tielin
Tang Guoqiang
Liu Jin
Ma Xiaowei
Gu Wei
Zheng Weili
Hao Yang
Composer(s) Guan Xia
Yang Fan
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 25
Production
Executive producer(s) Hong Baosheng
Yan Jinming
Ren Huanqi
Huangfu Yingjie
Zhang Min
Yang Yali
Deng Changming
Qian Jian
Zhang Sheng
He Xuewen
Guo Lishuang
Zhang Xuelai
Producer(s) Chen Guangqing
Chen Zhemin
Pan Wanqing
Zhu Yong
Ou Chengzhong
Lu Xiaozhong
Liu Shunfa
Huang Xiang
Editor(s) Zhang Zhimin
Zhao Zhuoya
Location(s) China
Cinematography Zhao Lei
Wu Changyan
Chen Yunfeng
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Distributor 辽宁广播电视音像出版社
Broadcast
Original channel CCTV-8
First shown in 27 May 2010
Huang Yanpei
Simplified Chinese 黄炎培
Traditional Chinese 黃炎培

Huang Yanpei is a Chinese historical television series based on the life of Huang Yanpei, a prominent educator, industrialist and politician who was also one of the founders of the China Democratic League. Directed by Hong Baosheng and Zhao Lei, the series starred Zhang Tielin as the eponymous character. The series was first broadcast on CCTV-8 in China on 27 May 2010.

Cast[edit]

  • Zhang Tielin as Huang Yanpei
  • Tang Guoqiang as Mao Zedong
  • Liu Jin as Zhou Enlai
  • Ma Xiaowei as Chiang Kai-shek
  • Gu Wei as Chen Yi
  • Zheng Weili as Wang Jiusi
  • Hao Yang as Yao Weijun
  • Mi Xuedong as Du Yuesheng
  • Zhang Wei as Zhuang Ziyun
  • Liu Yibing as Wang Qingli
  • Xiao Daiqing as Shang Yimin
  • Sun Meng as Sun Yutang
  • Lei Zhenyu as Shi Liangcai
  • Liu Xin as Shao Lizi
  • Ma Rui as Lin Suyu
  • Li Yusheng as Lu Hemei
  • Liu Jingfan as Zuo Shunsheng
  • Wang Shiwen as Wang Shijie
  • Gai Mei as Leng Yu
  • Peng Guobin as Huang Jingwu
  • Wan Bin as Ding Dali
  • Xu Guangming as Wu Zhongyou
  • Li Zhi as Yang Chengqi
  • Yu Yang as Zhang Zhizhong
  • Cheng Cheng as Huang Yanpei's son
  • Wang Jianjun as Gu Shoucheng
  • Hou Tongjiang as Yang Sisheng
  • Sui Cunyi as Lai Xiaodong
  • Zheng Xilong as Yu A'shun
  • Fu Xiaobo as Yu Guoquan
  • Bai Hongbiao as Gu Junfan
  • Qi Xiaoxiao as Huang Yanpei's daughter
  • Liu Di as secret agency leader
  • Yan Fengqi as Zhu De
  • Xiao Guilin as Peng Dehuai
  • Zhou Yemang as Sun Yat-sen
  • Song Weihua as Wang Ruofei
  • Lin Xin as Soong Ching-ling
  • Li Ou as Fan Wenlan
  • Li Bao'an as Gang Yejin
  • Shen Tian as Assistant Xu
  • Qi Zixuan as Worker Li
  • Zhao Baozhu as Driver Ma
  • Luo Yuan as Lanhua
  • Liang Song as Cai Yuanpei
  • An Ruiyun as Zhang Jian
  • Bai Qiulin as Cheng Dequan
  • Zhang Dongqiang as Zhang Zhidong
  • Liu Jun as Zhang Xueliang
  • Choenyi Tsering as Reporter
  • Long as William Burke
  • Zhang Jinliang as Chu Fucheng
  • Cao Yuzhou as Zhang Bojun
  • Zhang Hongtao as Fu Sinian
  • Zhang Rihui as Hu Juewen
  • Chen Zhenghua as Liang Shuming
  • Li Qiaoke as Sun Qimeng
  • Wang Yingming as Zhang Qun
  • An Limin as Wang Genzhong
  • Wan Zheng as Pan Hannian
  • Liao Chongru as Zou Taofen
  • Yang Chong as Zou Jialiu
  • Zhao Lei as Ino Osamu
  • Liu Xiaoxi as Wang Jingwei
  • Feng Boming as Teshima
  • Thomas as Thomas Edison
  • Zhou Qing as Guard commander
  • Wang Weiwei as Warden

Controversy[edit]

Around March 2009, when Huang Yanpei was still in production, it elicited strong criticism from Huang Fangyi (黄方毅), one of Huang Yanpei's sons. Huang Fangyi wrote on an online blog that his family members were extremely displeased with the historical inaccuracies and errors in the television series, and that they strongly objected to Zhang Tielin portraying his father on screen. Huang Fangyi further described in the following points:

  • Zhang Tielin's image and temperament, including his speech (Zhang speaks with a strong Tianjin accent), did not match Huang Yanpei's. Zhang is well known to audiences as a comedy actor, so it is inappropriate for him to portray Huang Yanpei, who is known to be a serious man. It is also ironic and disrespectful to allow an actor of non-Chinese citizenship — Zhang took up British citizenship in 1997 — to portray Huang Yanpei, who is known for his deep patriotism.
  • Huang Yanpei's extramarital affair with Lin Suyu, a fictional character, in the television series is an insult to his moral character. The romance is a form of "low class" trivia.
  • Huang Yanpei was a vegetarian for most of his life. However, in one scene, he is shown eating maoxuewang, a Sichuan dish made of pig's blood.
  • It is inappropriate for fictional characters such as Zhuang Ziyun and Shang Yimin to play significant roles in Huang Yanpei's life.
  • The television series did not accurately reflect the struggles in Huang Yanpei's life. Some events in Huang's life deviated largely from how they were in actual history, such as his contributions to education and the economy. Huang's relationship with the Communist Party was inaccurately portrayed.

Huang Fangyi mentioned that he wrote to the producers, providing suggestions for changes to be made. However, except for some kind words, he did not receive any further response from them. He was not satisfied as he felt that the television series deeply affected his family emotionally, and said that they would continue to protest.[1]

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