Housing (TV series)

Jump to navigation Jump to search
GenreModern drama
Directed byZhang Yongxin (張永新)
StarringWang Zhi Fei (王志飞)
Fu Jing (傅晶)
Cheng Yu (程煜)
Li Xiaofeng (李晓峰)
Lai Xi (来喜)
Liu Mintao(刘敏涛)
Country of origin China
Original language(s)Chinese
No. of episodes33
Production location(s) China Baotou
Editor(s)Zhao Dongling(赵冬苓
Running time45 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Shandong Television Media Group (山东影视传媒集团)
Original networkCCTV-1 (央视一套)
Original releaseSeptember 20 –
October 15, 2016

Housing(Chinese: 安居), is a highly popular 2016 Chinese TV series produced by Shandong Television Media Group.The TV series, based on the events of shantytown renewal in Beiliang, Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has brought the project back into the limelight.[1]


Beiliang, Donghe District, Baotou, is an area considered to be the cradle of the city. More than 90 percent of the buildings in Beiliang were built around 1949. Beiliang Community in Baotou is home to about 120,000 people living in slums. Many have been there for tens of years. Some share only one room between different generations, with small beds near large ones and beds near kitchen ranges.Once being the largest area of shanty housing in China.[2]

After Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang visits the home of resident in Beiliang Community, a shantytown in Baotou,on Feb. 3, 2013.[3] Beiliang started the shantytown clearance project in 2013 and has successfully completed the work. Houses covering an area of 430 million square meters were demolished and 109,000 residents were rehoused.


The series is based on the events of a shanty house clearance project in Beiliang, Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Housing tells the stories taking place during the Beiliang shanty house clearance project, which is one of the key livelihood projects of Baotou, Inner Mongolia. It depicts humanity, unity and close ties between people.[4]


Channel Location Date Times
CCTV-1  China September 20, 2016 Sunday to Friday 20:05


Title Singer
Ballad of My Homeland "故乡的歌谣" Jamyang Dolma
"知你冷暖,懂你悲欢" Reno Wang

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 31st Flying Apsaras Award Outstanding Television Series (Modern) Housing Won [5]
Outstanding Director Zhang Yongxin Nominated


  1. ^ Housing tells story of shantytown clearence Chinadaily 2016-10-17 .
  2. ^ Chinese vice premier meets, reassures disadvantaged Inner Mongolians Global Times 2013-2-7 .
  3. ^ Chinese vice premier visits poor in Inner Mongolia CNTV 2013-02-04 .
  4. ^ Housing to hit screens Chinadaily 2016-09-19 .
  5. ^ 第31届飞天奖暨第25届星光奖完整奖单. Sina (in Chinese). April 3, 2018.

External links[edit]