Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong coming to Vietnam

Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong will travel to Vietnam for several cultural activities from December 24 to 30. (SGGP online)

He is very popular for the role of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) in a very popular TV series “Journey to the West" in the 1980s.

The actor, accompanied by officials from the Beijing International Radio Station, will arrive in Hanoi o­n December 24 and leave the capital for Ho Chi Minh City o­n 28.

Vietnam is the first destination in his Southeast Asia Tours in the New Year 2011.

The actor will have exchanges with students of the University of Social Science and Humanity and other primary and secondary schools, and offer his signature at Fahasa Book Stores during his visit.

This is Liu Xiao Ling Tong’s second trip to Vietnam; the first visit was in 1998.

Liu Xiao Ling Tong, whose real name is Zhang Jinlai, was born into a renowned artistic family in Shanghai in 1959.

His great-grandfather Zhang Tingchun was even considered "better than a living Monkey King”.

His father, Zhang Songyi, stage named as Liu Ling Tong or "Six Years Old Kid", or famously known as "Nan Hou Wang" (the Southern Monkey King), has been acclaimed by Chinese leaders including late Chairman Mao Zedong and premier Zhou Enlai.

The actor won the title of “Best actor” at the Sixth Golden Eagle Prize, the highest honor in the TV production industry in China, for Journey to the West as Sun Wukong in 1988.




By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh