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Radio drama director Tsui Hsiao-ping dies at 94

2017/03/12 21:56:14

From Taiwan Film Institute website

Taipei, March 12 (CNA) Broadcaster and radio drama director Tsui Hsiao-ping (崔小萍) passed away at the age of 94 on Saturday at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei, local media reported.

Tsui, a native of Jinan, Shandong Province, was born in 1923 and studied at National Drama College in Sichuan Province during the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.

Tsui came to Taiwan on a drama tour in 1947, but the Republic of China government led by the Kuomintang (KMT) was defeated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1949, as a result of which she settled in Taiwan.

Tsui introduced radio drama to Taiwan in the early 1950s.

She was arrested by the KMT regime in 1968, accused of being a member of the Chinese Communist Party and sentenced to 14 years in jail, but was released in 1977.

Tsui taught at National Academy of Arts (now National Taiwan University of Arts), Shih Hsin School of Journalism (now Shih Hsin University) and Kuo Kuang Academy of Arts (now National Taiwan College of Performing Arts) and many of her students went on to become famous actors.

Tsui's memoirs, telling the story of her arrest on the basis of false accusations, almost a decade in jail and drama career, were published in 1989 and 2001.

(By Kuo Chung-han)
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