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Hsiung Shih-I

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Hsiung Shih-I

Hsiung Shih-I (also S. I. Hsiung or Xiong Shiyi) (1902–1991) was a writer who became the first Chinese person to direct a West End play, in 1935. Lady Precious Stream was performed at the Little Theatre in John Street, London, by the People's National Theatre, directed by Nancy Price and Hsiung, and ran for 1000 nights between February 1935 and November 1936.[1] It was adapted for television in 1950.


  • Lady Precious Stream: an old Chinese play done into English according to its traditional style by S.I. Hsiung (Wang Pao-ch'uan), 1935
  • The Romance of the Western Chamber, 1935 (trans.)
  • The Professor from Peking, 1939
  • The Bridge of Heaven, 1943
  • The Life of Chiang Kai-Shek, 1948


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