Han Sanping is an important figure in the creation of modern Chinese drama. His works involve Chinese history, society, and cultural themes. His father, Han Xianzhong, is also a very interesting character. The following will introduce the story of Han Sanping’s father in detail.
Han Xianzhong was born in Zhoucun District, Zibo City, Shandong Province, China, to an ordinary peasant family. He demonstrated excellent talents early on. When Han Xianzhong was studying, he particularly liked literature and often took books with him to read in the fields. Due to his excellent academic performance, Han Xianzhong was admitted to Xingtai Normal School in Hebei Province and became an excellent teacher.
In 1949, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army entered Beijing, and Han Xianzhong joined the army with his troops. However, he soon left the army and returned to his hometown. Han Xianzhong often gets together with like-minded artists to talk about literature and philosophy, and participates in some folk cultural activities. However, shortly after, during the Cultural Revolution in China, he, like many others, was branded as a “land rich rebel” and forced to be relegated to rural labor reform.
During his stay in the countryside, Han Xianzhong did not give up his hobbies. He often read literary works in the fields and used his rich reading experience to influence the local people. At that time, Han Sanping was still very young, but his father’s reading and thinking left a deep impression on him.
After the end of the Cultural Revolution, Han Xianzhong was able to return to Beijing and work for the Chinese government. He has always believed in the importance of culture and art, and often encouraged his son Han Sanping to study more and participate in meaningful cultural activities. Due to Han Xianzhong’s hard life experience and love for culture and art, his son Han Sanping has benefited greatly from artistic creation.
It is worth mentioning that Yuan Lieyin, the protagonist in “The Diary of the Madman”, one of Han Sanping’s masterpieces, is precisely influenced by his father’s personality traits. Yuan Leyin has been reading poetry and books since childhood, proficient in literature and art, and pursuing spiritual freedom and human self liberation, which is precisely the spiritual goal that Han Xianzhong has been pursuing.
So far, Han Sanping still retains a deep longing for his father, often mentioning his story in interviews and speeches. Although Han Xianzhong’s life was quite difficult, he adhered to his beliefs, persisted in reading and learning, and deeply influenced his son, shaping Han Sanping into an excellent artist. His story tells us that regardless of the conditions, people must adhere to their beliefs and hobbies, continue to learn and grow, which will be the greatest wealth in life.