Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (
Lee joins a creative team that includes fellow directors Zhang Yimou (
Lee was among a second batch of arts and culture consultants appointed this week, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games said on its Web site.
Also appointed were He Zhenliang (
Taiwan-born Lee received the best director Oscar this year for the gay romance Brokeback Mountain.
A Chinese state newspaper praised Lee as the "pride of Chinese people all over the world" after his Oscar, though censors rejected Brokeback Mountain for release in China.