King Hu

Film director

1932 – 1997

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Who was King Hu?

Hu Jinquan, better known as King Hu, was a Chinese film director based in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is best known for directing various wuxia films in the 1960s and 1970s, which brought Chinese cinema to new technical and artistic heights. His films Come Drink with Me, Dragon Gate Inn and A Touch of Zen inaugurated a new generation of wuxia films in the late 1960s. Apart from being a film director, Hu was also a screenwriter and set designer.

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Born
Apr 29, 1932
Beijing
Also known as
  • Hu Jingquan
  • Hu Chin-chuan
  • Chin Chuan
  • King Chuan
  • King Ho
  • Jinquan Hu
  • Cheun King
  • Hu Jinquan
  • Hú Jīnquán
  • Wu4 Gam1-cyun4
Spouses
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
Jan 14, 1997
Taipei

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