Jia Zhangke

1970 - Today

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Jia Zhangke (Chinese: 贾樟柯; pinyin: Jiǎ Zhāngkē, born 24 May 1970) is a Chinese-language film and television director, screenwriter, producer, actor and writer. He is the dean of the Shanxi Film Academy of Shanxi Media College and the dean of the Vancouver Film School of Shanghai University. He graduated from the Literature Department of Beijing Film Academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jia Zhangke has received more than 631,386 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jia Zhangke is the 1,151st most popular film director (down from 1,097th in 2019), the 927th most popular biography from China (down from 847th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Chinese Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 630k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Jia Zhangkes by language

Over the past year Jia Zhangke has had the most page views in the with 65,616 views, followed by Chinese (62,357), and French (12,896). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (193.18%), Cantonese (149.67%), and Malagasy (104.90%)


Among film directors, Jia Zhangke ranks 1,151 out of 2,041Before him are Radu Mihăileanu, Juan José Campanella, Jonathan Glazer, Rachid Bouchareb, E. A. Dupont, and William Castle. After him are María Luisa Bemberg, Pedro Costa, Daniel Mann, Robert Guédiguian, Georg Jacoby, and Arnaud Desplechin.

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Among people born in 1970, Jia Zhangke ranks 167Before him are Pedro Diniz, Skeet Ulrich, Nicola Sturgeon, Sam Lake, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Sarah Silverman. After him are Prince Carlos, Duke of Parma, Samantha Mathis, Marc Rosset, Abelardo Fernández, Michael Rapaport, and Jason Gray-Stanford.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jia Zhangke ranks 927 out of 1,610Before him are Li Na (1982), Gu Chaohao (1926), Paul Yü Pin (1901), Liang Guanglie (1940), Hua Luogeng (1910), and Ji Pengfei (1910). After him are Ingrid Noll (1935), Wang Shimin (1592), Li Han-hsiang (1926), Jiang Rong (1946), Yang Zhongjian (1897), and Hui Liangyu (1944).


Among film directors born in China, Jia Zhangke ranks 15Before him are King Hu (1932), Ann Hui (1947), Xie Jin (1923), James Wong Howe (1899), Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), and Cai Chusheng (1906). After him are Li Han-hsiang (1926), Feng Xiaogang (1958), Chloé Zhao (1982), Zhang Shichuan (1890), Lou Ye (1965), and Wang Xiaoshuai (1966).