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Encyclopedia > Run Run Shaw
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shaw.
Run Run Shaw
Birth name Rein Sha
Born 1907 (age 100)
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Sir Run Run Shaw CBE, GBM (Chinese name: 邵逸夫, originally named 邵仁楞; born 1907) is a Hong Kong media mogul. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or clan name (氏; pinyin: shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among overseas Chinese communities. ... Ningbo (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city with a population of 1,219,900 in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Grand Bauhinia Medal The Grand Bauhinia Medal (Traditional Chinese: ) the highest award under the Hong Kong honours and awards system, is to recognise the selected persons life-long and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A media proprietor is a person who controls, either through personal ownership or a dominant position in a public company, a significant part of the mass media. ...

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Run Run Shaw
Traditional Chinese: 邵逸夫

Sir Run Run Shaw was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China and raised in mainland China, but received his education in American-run schools. He was one of six sons of Shanghai textile merchant Shaw Yuh Hsuen (1867-1920). Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The Yale romanizations are four systems created during World War II for use by United States military personnel. ... Ningbo (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city with a population of 1,219,900 in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


At age 19, during his summer vacation, he followed his third elder brother Run Me Shaw to Singapore to start a film market and establish Shaw Organisation. Following that, he developed a deep interest in the movie business. He and his brother founded the South Seas Film studio in 1930, which later became Shaw Studios. In 1967, he launched TVB (Television Broadcasts Ltd.) in Hong Kong, growing it into a multi-billion dollar TV empire ranking today as one of the top 5 television producers in the world. Sir Run Run Shaw(邵逸夫, original name 邵仁楞 pinyin shao4 ren2 leng2; born October 4, 1907) is a film producer in Hong Kong. ... The Shaw Organisation is a film distribution company and movie theater chain founded in 1924 in Singapore. ... The Shaw Studio (邵氏片場), owned by Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. ... Television Broadcasts Limited (SEHK: 0511), commonly known as TVB, was the first over-the-air commercial television station in Hong Kong. ...


His wife died at age 85 in 1987.


Shaw Studios stopped filming in the same year. He remarried in Las Vegas in 1997 to Mona Shaw (formerly Fong Yat-wa and deputy chairman of TVB since 2000). Vegas redirects here. ... REDIRECT Television Broadcasts Limited ...


In 2000, through his company, Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited, he sold his unique library of 760 classic titles to Celestial Pictures Limited. His name is credited even in western movies which he has backed, such as in Blade Runner under the The Ladd Company logo. This article is about the 1982 film. ... The Ladd Company is a film production and distribution company founded by Alan Ladd, Jr. ...


Continuing to show perseverance, Shaw Studios entered a new era with Run Run Shaw's majority investment (through his various holding companies) in the US$180 million Hong Kong Movie City project, a 1.1 million square feet studio and production facility. The facility features one of the largest, fully air-conditioned and sound and vibration-insulated soundstages in Asia, a full-service color lab and digital imaging facility, over 20 sound and editing suites, a 400-seat dubbing and screening theatre, executive and production office space, banqueting facilities, and visual effects and animation capabilities. This facility serves as the center-piece of Shaw Studios and indeed the whole Chinese film industry as a whole moving forward.


Sir Run Run Shaw holds significant other business interests around the world. His construction of the 23-story Shaw Tower at Cathedral Place located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is just one example of his real estate interests. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735...


Over the years, he has donated billions of dollars to charity, schools and hospitals. His name is on many buildings in Hong Kong due to his generous donations. The fourth constituent college of the collegiate Chinese University of Hong Kong is also named after Sir Run Run, whose patronage made the establishment of the college possible. College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The Chinese University of Hong Kong or 香港中文大學 (Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 zung1 man4 daai6 hok6, Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎng Zhōngwén Dàxué), commonly referred to as CUHK or 中大 (Chung Tai, Cantonese IPA: tsʊŋ55 taːi33, Jyutping: zung1 daai6), is the second oldest universities in Hong...


He turned 100 in 2007. A centenarian is a person who has attained the age of 100 years or more. ...


Awards

In 1974, he was awarded the CBE. He received his knighthood in 1977 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) from the Hong Kong Special Administration government in 1998. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ... Grand Bauhinia Medal The Grand Bauhinia Medal (Traditional Chinese: ) the highest award under the Hong Kong honours and awards system, is to recognise the selected persons life-long and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong. ...


The Shaw Prize

He recently established an international award, the Shaw Prize, for scientists in three areas of research, namely astronomy, mathematics, and life and medical science. The award is up to US$1 million. The press called it the "Nobel Prize of the East". The first prize was awarded in 2004. The Shaw Prize is established by Sir Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫 1907–), a leader in the media industry in Hong Kong and a long-time philanthropist, to, in the official words, honor individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic... This article is about the profession. ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ...


Children

Shaw's eldest son, Dr. Shaw Vee Meng is head of the Shaw Foundation in Singapore. Shaw graduated as a barrister-at-law at Gray’s Inn, London. He has been in the family's movie business and heads a number of academic and charitable organizations.


Shaw's daughter Violet lives in Hawaii and is married to Former Morgan Stanley Executive Director Paul Loo. Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...


See also

Runje Shaw (1896-1975; also known as Renjie Shao or Shao Zuiweng) was the eldest of the Shaw brothers (Run Run Shaw, Runde Shaw and Runme Shaw). ... Portrait of Runme Shaw and memorabilia on display at Shaw Tower, Singapore. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of Taiwan. ... 2899 Runrun Shaw is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by astronomers at the China, in 1964. ...

References

External links

  • Run Run Shaw at the Internet Movie Database
  • TVB (Television Broadcasts Limited)
  • Shaw Studios
  • Shaw Prize
  • Shaw Tower at Cathedral Place (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Life of Shaw brothers
  • Celestial Pictures Limited
  • My Life's Pleasure

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