Zhang Shichuan

1890 - 1954

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Zhang Shichuan (Wade–Giles: Chang Shih-ch'uan; 1889–1953 or 1890–1954), also credited as S. C. Chang, was a Chinese entrepreneur, film director, and film producer, who is considered a founding father of Chinese cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Shichuan has received more than 31,571 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhang Shichuan is the 1,432nd most popular film director, the 997th most popular biography from China and the 19th most popular Chinese Film Director.

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Among film directors, Zhang Shichuan ranks 1,432 out of 2,041Before him are Irving Rapper, Clive Donner, Patty Jenkins, Edvin Laine, Gábor Csupó, and Jay Roach. After him are Robert Schwentke, René Vautier, Zoltán Huszárik, Vincenzo Natali, Ismail Merchant, and Howard Zieff.

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Among people born in 1890, Zhang Shichuan ranks 240Before him are Alfred Neveu, Alma Richards, Hubert Stevens, Hatı Çırpan, Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, and Maurice Podoloff. After him are Lewis H. Brereton, Clara Kimball Young, Lydia Zvereva, Samu Fóti, Jennie Fletcher, and Arthur O'Hara Wood. Among people deceased in 1954, Zhang Shichuan ranks 154Before him are Tomás Monje, Erik Norberg, Väinö Ikonen, Clyde Cessna, John James Shepherd, and Irving Pichel. After him are Eugene Pallette, Charles Perrin, Vera Gaze, Cayetano Saporiti, Alain LeRoy Locke, and John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhang Shichuan ranks 997 out of 1,610Before him are Yang Xinhai (1968), Xie Jun (1970), Hu Jun (1968), Liao Yiwu (1958), Wang Hao (1983), and Yuja Wang (1987). After him are Sun Jihai (1977), Yang Yang (1991), Chen Kun (1976), Fei Junlong (1965), Su Tong (1963), and Jin Xing (1967).


Among film directors born in China, Zhang Shichuan ranks 19Before him are Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), Cai Chusheng (1906), Jia Zhangke (1970), Li Han-hsiang (1926), Feng Xiaogang (1958), and Chloé Zhao (1982). After him are Lou Ye (1965), Wang Xiaoshuai (1966), Zhang Yuan (1963), Diao Yinan (1969), and Domee Shi (1989).