Hung Huang

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Hung Huang at TEDxBeijing

Hung Huang (Chinese: 洪晃; pinyin: Hóng Huàng) is of Chinese descent, and is a television host, author, actress,[1] blogger,[2] media figure, and the publisher of the fashion magazine iLook. 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.[4]

Hung's mother, Zhang Hanzhi,[2] worked as a translator and as an English tutor for Mao Zedong.[3][5] Her mother and her father, Hong Junyan (洪君彦), divorced in 1973. Zhang then married Qiao Guanhua.[6] Qiao, Hung's stepfather, was the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China in the 1970s.[5] 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.[5] She was once married to, but has since divorced with, film director Chen Kaige.[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]


  1. ^ Mak Mun San (May 21, 2007). "8 questions with... Hung Huang". The Straits Times. AsiaOne. 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. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
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  5. ^ a b c Borton, James (December 16, 2004). "Magazine licensing red-hot in China". Asia Times. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chairman Mao's tutor dies at 73". Shanghai Daily. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
  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. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 

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