Mr. James Wong
Original name Wong Jum-sum, James Wong was born in Guangzhou in 1941 and moved to Hong Kong in 1949, completing his secondary education at La Salle College. In 1963, he graduated from Chinese Faculty of the University of Hong Kong, and acquired a Master degree in Philosophy in 1983. James had started to compose songs in the 70s, and had written over 2000 popular songs, including theme songs for movies and TV drama series. He is one of the trend-setting persons in the contemporary music scene of Canto Pops. James Wong was also a commercial copywriter, columnist, film director and actor, as well as TV host of variety shows. The movie theme songs that he wrote includes “Shanghai Blues” (1984), “A Chinese Ghost Story” (1987), “A Terra-Cotta Warrior” (1990), “Swordsman” (1990) and “The Lovers” (1994), which won him many awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards. He also occasionally performed on-screen, playing in films like “Let's Rock” (1975), “Stooges in Hong Kong” (1992) and “Flirting Scholar” (1993). Even at the time when he was suffering from lung cancer, James still continued to complete his doctorate study at the Department of Social Science at University of Hong Kong and obtained a PhD degree in 2003.