Xia Yan

Playwright, Award Winner

1900 – 1995

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Who was Xia Yan?

Xia Yan was a Chinese playwright and screenwriter.

Xia entered Zhejiang Industrial School in 1915.

Amongst the dozens of plays and screenplays penned by Xia Yen, the most renowned works include Under the Eaves of Shanghai and The Fascist Bacillus. He rose to the position of vice-minister for culture by the 1960s but later spent eight years in prison following the Cultural Revolution. Today the Xia Yan Film Literature Awards are named in his honour.

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Born
Oct 30, 1900
Yuhang District
Also known as
  • Yan Xia
  • 夏衍
  • Duanxuan
  • Duanxian
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Education
  • Zhejiang University
Died
Feb 6, 1995
Beijing

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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