Ho Mang Hang (1916-2016)

  • Originally named Wenjie, Ho Mang Hang was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong. A graduate of Jinling University, Department of Agriculture Economics, his life was closely tied to the tumultuous history of modern China during the Republican era.

    Since his mother’s family had been active in the 1911 Revolution, Ho had been acquainted with Wang Jingwei and his family since he was a boy and was a classmate of the Wang children. In 1939, Ho married Wang Jingwei’s second child and eldest daughter Wang Wenxing, and became inseparable from the Wang family. As a result, Ho was present at pivotal moments in Wang’s career during the 1930s and 1940s, and was at Wang’s bedside on the day he died. Because of this association, after the end of the Second World War, Ho served two and a half years at Nanjing Tiger Bridge Prison.

    Immediately upon his release, he left for Hong Kong in March 1948 and later took up a position as Laboratory Superintendent in the Botany Department at Hong Kong University. After retiring in 1980, he emigrated to the United States in 1984 and devoted his time to gathering and studying materials and documents written by and related to Wang Jingwei.

  • In 2010, Ho co-founded the Wang Jingwei Irrevocable Trust with his wife. Without his dedication and effort, the six-volume Wang Jingwei & Modern China series would not have been possible. Ho’s work is included in each of the six volumes of the Wang Jingwei & Modern China series:

    Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs

    Wang Jingwei Poetry - Newly Edited

    Wang Jingwei Nanshe Poetry

    Nanjing Prison & Suzhou Prison Writings by Members
 of the Wang Jingwei Regime

    Cloud, Smoke, Scattered Memories, the
 Memoir of Ho Mang Hang

The Wang Jingwei & Modern China Book Series