Li Han Hsiang
|Died||December 17, 1996 (aged 70)|
Beijing, People's Republic of China
|Years active||1953 - 1994|
|Awards||Cannes Film Festival Technical Grand Prize|
1962 The Magnificent ConcubineGolden Horse Awards – Best 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
Richard Li Han Hsiang (Chinese: 李翰祥; pinyin: Lǐ Hànxiáng; 7 March 1926 in Jinxi, Liaoning - 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.
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