Central Academy of Drama
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The Central Academy of Drama (Chinese: 中央戏剧学院; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Xìjù Xuéyuàn, or Central Drama Academy, Central Drama College, Its abbreviation is Zhong Xi which is literally "Central Drama") is a drama school in Beijing, China.
It is located on 39 East Mianhua Lane, Dongcheng District of Beijing.
The academy was established in April 1950, with Ouyang Yuqian as its first president. It was named by Mao Zedong. It inherited the drama department of Lu Xun Art Academy in Yan'an, art school of North China University, and National Drama College in Nanjing. Many famous Chinese actors, actresses, and directors graduated from the Academy, such as Zhang Ziyi, Jiang Wen, Gong Li. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious drama schools in China, together with Beijing Film Academy and Shanghai Theater Academy.
The Central Academy of Drama is a central subordinate university. It is also an art college directly under the Ministry of Education. It is the highest institution of education in dramatic art, the world's leading art institutions. In Chinese drama, visual arts teaching and research center. The Asian Theater Education Centre ( ATEC) is locating there. The Central Academy of Drama has engaged in the practice of drama and the visual arts for more than 50 years. In China, The Central Academy of Drama is a bastion of experimental theater drama.
Note that class year indicates the entrance year, not graduating year.
- Acting Department (表演系)
- Class of 1950: Jin Yaqin
- Class of 1954: Zheng Zhenyao
- Class of 1959: Yan Shunkai
- Class of 1960: Wen Xingyu
- Class of 1974: Chen Baoguo, Guo Lianwen
- Class of 1979: Chen Daoming
- Class of 1980: Jiang Wen, Lü Liping, Yue Hong
- Class of 1982: Ni Dahong
- Class of 1984: Zhang Hanyu, Wu Xiubo
- Class of 1985: Gong Li, Jia Hongsheng, Wei Zi
- Class of 1986: Chen Zhihui
- Class of 1987: Hu Jun, Xu Fan
- Class of 1988: Guo Tao, Wu Xiubo
- Class of 1989: Tao Hong (actress, born 1969)
- Class of 1990: Li Yapeng, Chen Jianbin
- Class of 1991: Huang Zhizhong
- Class of 1993: Zhu Yuanyuan, Wang Qianyuan
- Class of 1994: Tao Hong (actress, born 1972), Gong Beibi, Duan Yihong
- Class of 1995: Xia Yu
- Class of 1996: Zhang Ziyi, Liu Ye, Qin Hao, Mei Ting, Yuan Quan, Qin Hailu
- Class of 1997: Chen Hao, Calvin Li, Wu Yue
- Class of 1998: Deng Chao, Zhu Yuchen
- Class of 1999: Chen Sicheng, Chen Shu
- Class of 2000: Zhou Yun, Liu Yun
- Class of 2002: Wen Zhang, Tiffany Tang, Bai Baihe, Bai Jing, Zhang Mo, Cao Xiwen
- Class of 2003: Hans Zhang, Wang Kai
- Class of 2004: Tong Liya, Wang Zhi, Hu Sang
- Class of 2005: Chen Xiao, Lin Peng, Mao Xiaotong, Lin Xiawei, Bobo Gan, Li Man
- Class of 2006: Liu Yuxin
- Class of 2008: Ge Tian
- Class of 2010: Qin Junjie
- Class of 2015: Liu Haoran
- Class of 2016: Zhao Jiamin
- Other majors
- Directing Department (导演系): Bao Guo'an (Class of 1977), Li Baotian (Class of 1979), Zhang Yang (Class of 1988), Zhang Jingchu (Class of 1997), Lin Yongjian (Class of 1999), Tang Wei (Class of 2000), Papi Jiang (Class of 2005)
- Department of Musical Theatre (音乐剧系): Sun Honglei (Class of 1995), Jin Dong (Class of 1999)
- Department of Stage Design (舞台美术系): Zhang Lei (Class of 1995)
- Department of Dramatic Literature (戏剧文学系): Zhang Yibai (Class of 1986), Diao Yinan (Class of 1987), Cai Shangjun (Class of 1988), Yilin Zhong (Class of 1993)
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