Wang Xiangchang 汪厢昌 (aka Wang Xuchang 汪煦昌) was an early cinematographer and film educator. After studying cinematography in France, he returned to China in 1923 and was employed by the Mingxing studio. His first assignment was 1924's "The Soul of Yuli." Later that year, he joined with Xu Hu, a former classmate in France, to form the Changming Correspondence Film School in Shanghai, and co-authored the school's texts, . The two then established the Shenzhou Film Company, for which Wang served as studio head and cinematographer. Although the studio's films were critically successful, Wang felt the fiscal returns were too small, and he left Shenzhou in 1926, intending to leave the movie industry itself. But four of his friends with money to invest persuaded him to start another movie company which they named the Wuyou (Five Friends) Film Cooperative. After making another film for Wuyou in late 1926, the critically acclaimed but fiscally unrewarding《Wedding Day》, Wang decided he had best seek another career, and left movies for good.
Filmography (credited only, all as cinematographer, with one exception noted):
The Soul of Yuli
The Poor Children
Lured into Marriage (co-cinematographer)
There's a Full Moon Tonight (aka Conjugal Bliss) (co-cinematographer)
Moral Principles (cinematographer, writer)