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Chen Yunshang or Chan Wan-Seung (Chinese: 陈云裳; pinyin: Chén Yúnshang; August 10, 1919 – June 29, 2016[2]), also known as Nancy Chan, was a Chinese film actress of the 1930s and 1940s.

Chen Yunshang
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Born(1919-08-10)10 August 1919[1]
Died29 June 2016(2016-06-29) (aged 96)
Spouse(s)Tang Yuhan
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese陈云裳
Musical career
Also known asNancy Chan
Chen on the cover of The Young Companion, issue 180


Chen Yunshang was born in Guangzhou but her family came from Taishan. She began her career in Hong Kong in 1935 but in 1939 moved to Shanghai to star in Mulan Joins the Army.[3]

Chen married Tang Yuhan, a Shanghai doctor, in 1943.[4] They subsequently moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong. She retired in Hong Kong in 1952.

Selected filmographyEdit



  1. ^ 陳雲裳寫真照片 (in Chinese). Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ 中国电影皇后陈云裳去世 曾与胡蝶、周璇齐名 (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ Paul Fonoroff, Silver Light: A pictorial history of Hong Kong cinema (1997).
  4. ^ (in Chinese) Biography of Chen Yunshang Published in Beijing, Zhangye Daily (张掖日报), April 9, 2003.

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