Discuss on our China Forum with
other visitors of Chinaorbit about Chinese culture
living and studying in China
JIA KANG XI "Harpist #1"
Jia Kang Xi was trained as a Peking Opera performer, a profession he shared with his father. Having joined China's Shanxi Province Peking Opera House when he was 13, Jia received martial arts training as part his of Peking Opera studies and started his stage performing career some 30 years ago.
Jia Kang Xi made his first screen appearance in Slaughter in Xian (1987), directed by the legendary Hong Kong director Chang Cheh. He made another movie with Chang Cheh before he acted in several movies made by China's Xian Film Studio. Jia has also appeared in a number of TV series in mainland China, Hong Kong as well as in Taiwan.
Still an active Peking Opera performer, Jia devotes most of his time to the stage.