Hao Jingfang

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Hao Jingfang
Hao Jingfang in 2017
Hao Jingfang in 2017
Native name
Born (1984-07-27) July 27, 1984 (age 34)
Tianjin, China
OccupationEconomy researcher
Alma materTsinghua University[1]
GenreScience fiction
Notable worksFolding Beijing
Notable awardsHugo Award for Best Novelette for Folding Beijing
Children1, daughter

Hao Jingfang (Chinese: 郝景芳; pinyin: Hăo Jǐngfāng; born 27 July 1984), is a Chinese science fiction writer.[1] She won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for Folding Beijing, translated by Ken Liu, at the 2016 Hugo Awards.[1]


Hao Jingfang was born in Tianjin, on July 27, 1984. After high school, she studied, then worked, at Tsinghua University, in the area of physics.[2] After noticing the economic inequality of China, she studied economics in Tsinghua University, obtained a doctoral degree in 2013, and worked as a researcher at China Development Research Foundation since then.

In 2002, as a high school student, she won the first prize at the 4th national high school "New Concept" writing competition (新概念作文大赛).[3] In 2016, she won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for her work Folding Beijing.[4] She became the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Hao is married and has a daughter.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Wong, Catherine (August 21, 2016). "Chinese sci-fi writer beats Stephen King for top fiction prize". South China Morning Post. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Tian Chao (2016-08-22). 郝景芳获雨果奖 刘慈欣:很难相信是她写的. Sina (in Chinese).
  3. ^ a b 郝景芳:不愿意给内心制造一个囚笼. Xdkb.net (in Chinese). 2016-08-28.
  4. ^ "Chinese sci-fi writer shortlisted for Hugo Award". Chinadaily. 2016-04-27.
  5. ^ "Female sci-fi writer wins Hugo accolade". Chinadaily. 2016-08-22.

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