Shaw-Lan Wang

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Shaw-Lan Wang
Born 王效蘭
1941 (age 75–76)
Chongqing, China
Residence Taiwan
Alma mater Shih Hsin University
Occupation fashion house and newspaper owner
Parent(s) Wang Tiwu
Zhao Yuxian

Shaw-Lan Wang (Chinese: 王效蘭; pinyin: Wáng Xiàolán) (born 1941) is a Taiwanese businesswoman who serves as the publisher of the United Daily News and the publishing-ceased Min Sheng Bao in Taiwan.[1] She studied at Shih Hsin University, graduating in 1964.[2]

She was born in Chongqing but the roots of her family are from Zhejiang. She has four younger siblings.[3] In 1947, her father Wang Tiwu, a colonel in the army of Chiang Kai-shek, traveled to Taiwan and founded the newspaper United Daily News.[3] Wang studied journalism in Taipei and then worked as a reporter at the United Daily News.[3] She married an air force pilot and lived in Switzerland with her husband.[3] She was asked by her father to return to Taiwan and run the newspaper.[3]

In August 2001, through her holding Harmonie SA, Wang bought Lanvin, the oldest fashion house still in operation, from L'Oréal.[3][4]

Shaw-Lan was the director of both Min Sheng Bao and the Europe Journal until 2006 and 2009.[2]

She earned two Legion of Honor awards as well as a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from France.[2]


  1. ^ "Local publisher receives France’s top decoration". Taiwan Today. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen". Forbes. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Pilling, David (February 17, 2012). "Lunch with the FT: Shaw-Lan Wang". Financial Times. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lanvin Seeks investor | Frillr". Frillr. Retrieved 8 August 2010.