Wu Yigong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wu.
Wu Yigong
Chinese name 吳貽弓 (traditional)
Chinese name 吴贻弓 (simplified)
Pinyin Wú Yígōng (Mandarin)
Born (1938-12-01) December 1, 1938 (age 78)
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Occupation Film director, film producer
Years active 1980s-present

Wu Yigong (Chinese: 吴贻弓; December 1, 1938 - ) is a Chinese film director and producer.


Born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Wu Yigong enrolled in the directing department of the Beijing Film Academy in 1956. After graduation in 1960, he was appoint as director assistant in Shanghai Haiyan Film Factory.[1]

His first solo film, My Memories of Old Beijing (城南旧事), won the 3rd Golden Rooster Award for best director. His other films include Evening Rain (巴山夜雨) (1st Golden Rooster Award for best motion picture) (co-directed with Wu Yonggang), The Tribulations of a Young Master (少爷的磨难), and A Confucius Family (阙里人家), among others.

Wu served as the president of the Shanghai Film Studio, as well as the general manager of the General Shanghai Film Corporation and the president of the Shanghai Film Bureau.[1]

He joined CPC in June 1985, and was an alternate member of 14th and 15th Central Committees of Communist Party of China.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 371. ISBN 0-415-15168-6. Google Book Search. Retrieved 2008-09-28.

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