Central Academy of Drama

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The Central Academy of Drama
中央戏剧学院
Central Academy of Drama logo.png
TypeNational
Established1950
AffiliationMinistry of Education
PresidentXu Xiang [1]
Vice-presidentYang Wenhai [2]
LocationBeijing,  China
CampusUrban

Dongmianhua Hutong No. 39, Dongcheng District

Hong Fu Middle Rd No.4, Changping District
Colors         
Websitewww.zhongxi.cn
web.zhongxi.cn/en
Central Academy of Drama
Simplified Chinese中央戏剧学院
Traditional Chinese中央戲劇學院

The Central Academy of Drama, abbreviated Zhong Xi (literally "central drama"), is a drama school in Beijing, China.[1][2][3][4][5] It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in some disciplines.[6]

Location[edit]

The academy is located on 39 E Mianhua Hutong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, 100009.[7]

History[edit]

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.

Survey[edit]

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. Now it is affiliated to China's Ministry of Education and is ranked as one of the best top-level drama and stage arts institutions in China. It is a world famous higher educational institute of arts, and holds the UNESCO CHAIR ON THEATRE EDUCATION.

Notable alumni[edit]

Note that class year indicates the entrance year, not graduating year.

Acting Department

Directing Department: 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: Sun Honglei (Class of 1995), Jin Dong (Class of 1999)

Department of Stage Design: Zhang Lei (Class of 1995)

Department of Dramatic Literature: Zhang Yibai (Class of 1986), Diao Yinan (Class of 1987), Cai Shangjun (Class of 1988), Yilin Zhong (Class of 1993)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Academy of Drama". csc.edu.cn.
  2. ^ "The Central Academy Of Drama". inchina.cc. Archived from the original on 2011-08-30.
  3. ^ "The Central Academy of Drama". web.zhongxi.cn.
  4. ^ "The Central Academy of Drama". cgeschina.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-19.
  5. ^ "Central Academy of Drama". university-directory.eu.
  6. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  7. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.

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