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10:40, December 26, 2008

2008 Cultural Figures revealed

Zhang Yimou

【Reasons for selection】At the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Zhang Yimou meticulously chose the most representative Chinese cultural symbols to display the Chinese nation's "romance" and "generosity" to the world, characterized by unprecedented creativity, abundant types of multimedia and a magnificent mass performances.

This year, he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Boston University in the US in recognition of the fact that his films "have not only introduced and popularized the people and culture of China to worldwide audiences, but have also opened a window into universal aspects of human nature and yearning."

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