Li Han-hsiang

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Li Han Hsiang
Born(1926-03-07)March 7, 1926
DiedDecember 17, 1996(1996-12-17) (aged 70)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
OccupationFilm director
Years active1953 - 1994
AwardsCannes Film Festival Technical Grand Prize
1962 The Magnificent ConcubineGolden Horse AwardsBest Director
1963 The Love Eterne
1966 Hsi Shih: Beauty of Beauties
Best Original Screenplay
1971 The Story of Ti Ying
1979 The Voyage of Emperor Chien Lung
Life Achievement Award
1997 Lifetime Achievement

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese李翰祥

Richard Li Han Hsiang (Chinese: 李翰祥; pinyin: Lǐ Hànxiáng; 7 March 1926 in Jinxi, Liaoning[1] - 17 December 1996 in Beijing) was a Chinese film director. Li directed more than 70 films in his career beginning in the 1950s and lasting till the 1990s. His The Enchanting Shadow, The Magnificent Concubine, and Empress Wu Tse-Tien were entered into the Cannes Film Festival in 1960, 1962, and 1963 respectively.

Li also won the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for his work on the movie Xi Shi in 1965. Most of his movies in the 1970s and 1980s were Chinese historical dramas. He died in Beijing due to a heart attack. He was seventy.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1954 Lady from the Moon
1956 Red Bloom in the Snow
Beyond the Blue Horizon
1957 A Mating Story
Lady in Distress
Little Angels of the Streets
A Mellow Spring
He Has Taken Him for Another
1958 Give Me a Kiss
The Magic Touch
Diau Charn
The Angel
Dan Fung Street
The Blessed Family
1959 Love Letter Murder
The Kingdom and the Beauty Singapore submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film
The Adventure of the 13th Sister
1960 The Enchanting Shadow Hong Kong submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1962 The Magnificent Concubine
1963 Empress Wu Tse-Tien
The Love Eterne Hong Kong submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1972 Legends of Lust
Cheating Panorama
The Admarid Girl
1975 The Empress Dowager
1976 The Last Tempest Hong Kong submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1983 The Burning of the Imperial Palace
Reign Behind a Curtain
1986 The Last Emperor
Snuff Bottle
1989 The West Empress

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Daw-Ming (2012). Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema. p. 245. ISBN 9780810879225.

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