Hao Jingfang

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Hao Jingfang
Hao Jingfang in 2017
Hao Jingfang in 2017
Native name郝景芳
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 works as a macroeconomics researcher[2] at China Development Research Foundation,[3] a quango organization located in Beijing, China.


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.[4] 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).[5] In 2016, she won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for her work Folding Beijing.[6] She became the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Hao is married and has a daughter.[5]


  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. ^ "Chinese author Hao Jingfang wins Hugo Award for Best Novelette with 'Folding Beijing'". Global Times. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Javier C.; Kan, Karoline (29 November 2016). "Author's Vision of a Future Beijing Looks to China's Present". New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ 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).
  5. ^ a b 郝景芳:不愿意给内心制造一个囚笼. Xdkb.net (in Chinese). 2016-08-28.
  6. ^ "Chinese sci-fi writer shortlisted for Hugo Award". Chinadaily. 2016-04-27.
  7. ^ "Female sci-fi writer wins Hugo accolade". Chinadaily. 2016-08-22.

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