Chinese Artists

Cheng Gang 程刚

Cheng Gang is the Chief Correspondent of Global Times. He has been a journalist since graduating from Fu Dan Univeristy School of Journalism in 1987, and joined Global Times in 2001. Cheng Gan has an impressive profile in covering regional warfare and military conflicts. During the time from 2006 to 2008, Cheng went to Lebanon, Israel, Iraq and Darfur to cover the military conflicts and local warfare in these specific regions.Read more.

Dai Jianjun 戴建军

Dai Jianjun is the Chairman of Longjin Cottage Catering Co. Ltd, an advocate of organic food, and practitioner of organic farming. Since the founding of Longjin Cottage Catering Co. Ltd in 2000, Dai has been emphasizing the use of organic food and the appliance of the Chinese ancient theories on food selections and health protection. He also works with almost 5,000 farmer households on organic farming.Read more.

Ge You 葛优

Ge You first received international attention as the androgynous aesthete Master Yuan in Chen Kaige’s lavish, controversial period drama of homoeroticism in the Peking Opera, “Farewell, My Concubine” (1993). He followed up with his first leading role in features as one of two middle-class city dwellers, left behind by ambitious spouses, who begin a tentative romance in the gentle “Da Sa Ba/After Separation” (1993). He won his second Golden Rooster for this film, this time as Best Actor.Read more.

He Ping 何平

He Ping is the Secretary General of the China Film Director Association. He Ping is a Chinese film director, producer and screen writer whose filmography consists of a hybrid genre of Western-wuxia movies. He is an ethnic Manchu whose ancestors were members of the Blue Banners. His mother was the female lead in Communist China’s first feature film, Bridge (1949).Read more.

Jia Leilei 贾磊磊

Jia Leilei is the President Assistant of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, Director of Cultural Development Strategy Research Center (CNAA), Director of the Department of Film, Radio and TV Studies, Graduate School of CNAA, Member of Film Censorship Committee of State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Member of Imported Audio-visual Products Censorship Committee, etc.Read more.

Liu Xiaodong 刘小东

Liu Xiaodong was born in 1963 in Liaoning Province, China. He graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting from The Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. During 1998-1999, Liu also studied in the University of Complutense, Academy of Fine Arts, in Madrid, Spain. Liu started teaching in The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1994, and began participating in China’s independent film making movement since the early 90s. Read more.

Liu Ye 刘烨

Liu Ye’s acting talents were apparent right from his first movie, Postman in the Mountains (1999), for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at China’s 1999 Golden Rooster Awards. Shortly after his graduation from Central Academy of Drama, Liu Ye won Best Actor at Taiwan’s 38th Golden Horse Awards for his bold and splendid performance as a gentle, sensitive homosexual in the movie Lan Yu in 2001.Read more.

Lu Chuan 陆川

Lu Chuan is considered one of the most talented young directors in China. After receiving a Master’s degree in film studies from Beijing Film Academy in 1998, Lu Chuan started as a co-writer for Black Hole, which became one of most-watched TV series in China. His directional debut, Xun Qiang (2001), aka The Missing Gun, was presented at The 55th Cannes Film Festival in May, 2002, then the Venice in August and the Sundance at the end of the year.Read more.

Shi Yan 石嫣

Shi Yan is one of the founders and managers of the Beijing Little Donkey Farm. Dr. Shi has been engaged in research on rural development in China for many years. During her study at Renmin University in Beijing as a graduate student and a Ph.D candidate, she followed her instructor Professor Wen Tiejun, a renowned expert on Chinese rural development, and established the little Donkey Farm, where urban citizens can participate in organic farming.Read more.

Xu Bing 徐冰

Xu Bing was born in Chongqing, China in 1955, but grew up in Beijing. He was sent to the countryside to perform farm labor as an “educated youth” during the final years of the Cultural Revolution and then entered The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1977, where he studied and taught in the printmaking department, receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there. In 1990 Xu moved to the United States, eventually relocating to New York in 1992.Read more.

Zhang Yinghui 张映辉

Zhang Yinghui (Carraro) was born in Heilongjiang Province, China in 1964. Previously an editor, then a full-time mother, she turned into an internet columnist on natural, simple living and the organic sector in China. Her passion for clean, simple and good food ingredients and a better world has driven her to share her knowledge of natural, simple living and findings on organic industry based on field trips and her understanding of the sector.Read more.

Zhang Yu 张羽

Zhang Yu is a correspondent and news anchor of China Central Television (CCTV). Since joining CCTV in 1992, Zhang has been working for a variety of programs as both director and anchorman. In 1997, he was transferred to the News Commentary Department at CCTV, working as correspondent and anchorman of News Probe. Now, he is hosting many of the name-brand News programs at CCTV, such as Focus and Oriental Horizon.Read more.

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