In 1969, Fang Wenshan was born into a blue collar family in a remote town in Taipei. Work study program since childhood, every winter and summer have to go out to work: deliver ads, as a restaurant waiter, as a salesman, as a golf caddie. As long as you can make money, you will never be too timid. You have tasted the bitterness of life at a young age. Life photo of Fang Wenshan
When I was a student, I was always unknown because of my poor grades, and I was often scolded by my teachers. But the composition is good, often the teacher finished the topic, three or two to hand in the draft. It's not enough to write by yourself. It's fun to write for your classmates.
After his military service, Fang Wenshan began to study a lot and was diligent in writing. He was almost infatuated. However, at that time, it was still unknown, so it was necessary to find a new way for food and clothing. He has only a private higher vocational education. He has worked as a mechanic in a textile factory and a logistics delivery driver in a department store. Before he went to Taipei, his last job was to install an anti-theft system. Every day, he worked sweating in the dust and debris with a helmet on his head and an electric drill in his hand.
In 2001, he was nominated for the best songwriter of the 12th Golden Melody Award for his creation of the song "Niangzi" in Jay Chou's first album.
In 2003, with the creation of the song "Dongfeng Po" won the fourth Pepsi music list of the year, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas Chinese best lyrics. In the same year, he won the best lyricist at the 12th Golden Melody Award for his song "Fort William". In the same year, the song "straight to straight to" for Stefanie Sun won the best lyrics award of the year in the Third Hong Kong music charts.
In 2004, the song "Qilixiang" won the best lyrics award of Hong Kong and Taiwan in 2004 usicradiotop and the best lyrics award of the fifth Pepsi music charts. In the same year, the song "war ending sorrow" was shortlisted for the best songwriter award of the 16th Taiwan Golden Melody Award.
In 2005, the inspirational essay "play your own idol drama" was published. In the same year, he was nominated for the best lyricist of the 17th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan for his song "hair like snow".
In 2007, he published a book about Fang Wenshan's plain rhymed poems, which included more than 100 poems written by Fang Wenshan for many years. In the same year, he was shortlisted for the best songwriter of the 18th Golden Melody Award and the best theme song songwriter of the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2008, he won the best lyricist of the 19th Golden Melody Award for his song "blue and white porcelain". In the same year, he published the book "blue and white porcelain: the secret of words hidden in glaze" and took part in the stage play "Liuyi Gang".
In 2010, he published Fangdao wenshanliu, which is composed of nearly 30 articles on cultural observation, leisure prose on personal life and 23 representative works of Chinese style. He took part in Fan Yichen's action movie "hunhunhuntiantuan" starring William Lee, and in the same year, he co starred with Addo in the new year's musical "men".
In 2011, he published an autobiographical collection of inspirational essays "dear, we live in the best age", starred in the movie "Chinese Americans" in the same year, and then took part in the sitcom "Chong Ba Zhai man" directed by Guo Kang and Zhao Chunyu. On November 20, he served as the chief director and chief planner of 2011 China style Nanchang concert.
On June 14, 2012, he met with famous Hakka musician Chen Shanbao in Beijing to discuss the development of Hakka culture.
In 2013, Xitang Hanfu culture week was launched, and Fang Wenshan's film "hearing the sound of rain" was released on December 13 of the same year.
In 2014, he directed "Chinese style concert" Cangzhou station.
At 11:00 p.m. on September 16, 2019, Jay Chou sang the single "say no cry" by Fang Wenshan.
At 0:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019, the single "write a story to us" by Lin Junjie and Fang Wenshan is on sale.
On November 30, 2019, Fang Wenshan, together with his new book "misty rain in blue sky", visited Zhuoer international literature week in Hubei Province.
On February 24, 2020, the public service song waiting for the wind and rain to pass, composed by Fang Wenshan, composed by Jay Chou and sung by Zhang Xueyou, was officially released.
On February 20, 2011, Fang Wenshan's mother was cremated. After cremation, when picking up the bones, she found that there was a relic in the remains. Her mother was kind to others all the year round and had a affinity with the Buddha. At the funeral, the mother's favorite song "falling rain" was played.
From October 17 to 19, 2011, the poet Fang Wenshan, together with his father and uncle, launched a "root seeking journey" in Yudu County, his hometown.
In August 2012, Fang Wenshan became a father. Fang Wenshan, 43, has been in love with his girlfriend Guli of the same age for many years. Although they have not married, Fang Wenshan promised to hold a make-up wedding before the lunar new year at the end of the year, hoping to show up on the red carpet with his son.
Create for others
On December 10, 2014, Xiamen's first public digital film - "miracle baby" film press conference and blessing activities were launched in Haicang Shishi Buddhist temple. Fang Wenshan said he would like to be a volunteer on both sides of Haicang. He will also serve as the screenwriter's consultant and compose lyrics and music for the theme song of the film.
Award winning record
Fang Wenshan met two best opportunities from his debut to his fame. One is that he was discovered by Wu Zongxian and became a full-time lyricist; the other is that he met Jay Chou and became a golden partner with complementary advantages. As a result, the combination of Jay Chou and Fang Wenshan was gradually fixed (Netease Entertainment review).
Fang Wenshan's Ci works often involve all kinds of ancient China. In addition to creating lyrics, he also draws nourishment from traditional Chinese lyrics. The lyrics created by Fang Wenshan have a strong sense of picture and a strong oriental style. Fang Wenshan's writing grammar and thinking angle are all of his own school, whether he is writing CI or poetry. He calls himself "Fang Dao · Wen Shan Liu". The rhyme poem of plain face is the most true portrayal of Wenshan's style. (Phoenix Online Review)
With popular culture as the carrier of promoting traditional culture, Fang Wenshan's purpose is to call on the young generation. He doesn't think that young people are "cut off" from traditional culture. "10% of young people study calligraphy, and 20% of young people like classical poetry. They first seek quantity, then quality, and then refinement. Just like Wuhan Poetry Festival, such a ceremonial activity will gradually accumulate its influence and become a cultural card of Wuhan." (review of Changjiang Daily)
In terms of lyrics creation, Fang Wenshan presents two aspects: fashion, lightness and classical tact. His lyrics are full of spirituality, direct to people's heart, and with crystal clear texture, just as he wrote in his words, "like the handed down blue and white porcelain, self-care and beauty". In this era, Fang Wenshan is probably the only one who can write freely in pop music and bring traditional culture to the stage. (China daily review)
Fang Wenshan is good at dismantling the inertia of language use, re watering the weight of words, giving them new meaning, weaving out new texture, and constructing the new style of post-modern words. His lyrics and songs have a sense of picture and Oriental style, which is very consistent with the overall music style of the river and lake. (Phoenix Online Review)
Fang Wenshan has won the Golden Melody Award for many times by virtue of Jay Chou's works, and has the reputation of "sage of Ci". He also wrote lyrics for Liu Dehua, Guo Fucheng, Zhang Xueyou, Cai Yilin, Lin Junjie, S.H.E., Wu Zongxian, Wen Lan, pan Weibo, Yuan Yonglin, Zhang Liangying and other artists (Yangcheng Evening News Review).
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