Hung Huang

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Hung Huang
Hong Huang at TEDxBeijing 2009.JPG

Beijing, China
Alma materVassar College
OccupationMedia figure
Spouse(s)Chen Kaige
Peng Sai
Parent(s)Hong Junyan
Zhang Hanzhi
Qiao Guanhua

Hung Huang (Chinese: 洪晃; pinyin: Hóng Huàng is an American-Chinese television host, author, actress,[1] blogger,[2] media figure, and the publisher of the fashion magazine iLook.

Personal life[edit]

Hung's mother, Zhang Hanzhi[2] worked as a translator and English tutor for Mao Zedong.[3][4] Her mother and her father, Hong Junyan (洪君彦), divorced in 1973. Zhang then married Qiao Guanhua,[5] the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China in the 1970s.[4] Hung's mother was later accused of collaborating with the Gang of Four and was placed under house arrest for two years.[3] Hung attended Vassar College.[4]

Hung married three times, all of them ended in divorce. Her first husband is the film director Chen Kaige. In 2006, Hung adopted a daughter from Sichuan.[6][7]


Hung worked in factories until 1998, when she agreed to take over the publication of Look, a magazine that is now known as I-Look.[8]

A CNN article stated that she had been referred to as "China's answer to Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour."[3] Since early 2012, she has written a weekly column called ChinaFile for Women's Wear Daily.[9]

She has been selected by the Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2011.[10]


  1. ^ Mak Mun San (May 21, 2007). "8 questions with... Hung Huang". The Straits Times. AsiaOne. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Kristof, Nicholas D. (May 20, 2008). "Two Chinese Friends, RIP". The New York Times. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "Chairman Mao's tutor dies at 73". Shanghai Daily. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  6. ^ 陪女儿是最大享受 "名门痞女"洪晃领养四川女孩 Retrieved 2016-09-03
  7. ^ Goldkorn, Jeremy (February 18, 2006). "Hung Huang, Chen Kaige and the Steamed Bun". Danwei. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
  8. ^ Jakes, Susan. "Hung Huang • Interpreter of Style". Time. Archived from the original on March 7, 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "DVF's Literary Launch in China". 9 December 2011.
  10. ^ "The 2011 TIME 100". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2019-01-27.

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