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Hung Huang

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Hung Huang
Beijing, China
Alma materVassar College
OccupationMedia figure
(m. 1983⁠–⁠1985)
(m. 1989⁠–⁠1991)
(m. 1993⁠–⁠2005)
(m. 2005)
Children1 (adopted)

Hung Huang (Chinese: 洪晃; pinyin: Hóng Huàng; 16 July, 1962—) is an American-Chinese media figure. She was the publisher of the now defunct fashion magazine iLook from 1999 to 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Hung was born to Zhang Hanzhi,[1] who would become the English tutor of Mao Zedong, and Hong Junyan (洪君彦), an economist.[2][3] Her parents divorced in 1973. Zhang then married Qiao Guanhua,[4] the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China in the 1970s.[3] Hung's mother was later accused of collaborating with the Gang of Four and was placed under house arrest for two years.[2]

In 1974, Hung, at the age of 12, was sent to America to study. She graduated from Vassar College in 1984.[3]

Hung married four times, three of them ended in divorce. Her second husband is the film director Chen Kaige. In 2006, Hung adopted a daughter from Sichuan.[5][6]


Hung worked as a consultant and comprador in both China and the US until 1999, when she took over the fashion magazine Look, later known as iLook, from its founder Jane Huang, wife of Tan Dun.[7] Apart from being the publisher, Hung was also the magazine's editor-in-chief since August 2006. The magazine published its last issue in December, 2015.

A CNN article stated that she had been referred to as "China's answer to Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour."[2] Since early 2012, she has written a weekly column called ChinaFile for Women's Wear Daily.[8]

She has been selected by the Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2011.[9]


  1. ^ Kristof, Nicholas D. (May 20, 2008). "Two Chinese Friends, RIP". The New York Times. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "China's fashionably outspoken media mogul". CNN. October 20, 2010. Archived from the original on October 21, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Borton, James (December 16, 2004). "Magazine licensing red-hot in China". Asia Times. Archived from the original on December 15, 2004. Retrieved October 21, 2010.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Chairman Mao's tutor dies at 73". Shanghai Daily. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  5. ^ 陪女儿是最大享受 "名门痞女"洪晃领养四川女孩 Retrieved 2016-09-03
  6. ^ Goldkorn, Jeremy (February 18, 2006). "Hung Huang, Chen Kaige and the Steamed Bun". Danwei. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
  7. ^ Jakes, Susan. "Hung Huang • Interpreter of Style". Time. Archived from the original on March 7, 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
  8. ^ "DVF's Literary Launch in China". 9 December 2011.
  9. ^ "The 2011 TIME 100". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2019-01-27.

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