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Peter Cheng-Fang Wang

Peter Cheng-Fang Wang, American filmmaker, writer, actor. Media Arts Program grantee National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1991; media grantee NAATA, San Francisco, 1991; Research and Development grantee Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, 1991; recipient Asian American Leadership award Asian Law Center, Philadelphia, 1992.

Background

  • Wang, Peter Cheng-Fang was born on July 9, 1938 in Beijing. Came to the United States, 1962. Son of Shou-Kang and Duan-Chun (Tsao) Wang.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University, 1960. Master of Science, University Missouri, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1972.

    Career

    • Associate engineer International Business Machines Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1964-1967, research fellow San Jose, California, 1972-1974. Senior engineer National Semicondr. Company, Sunnyvale, 1974-1975.

      Professor electrical engineering College San Mateo, 1975-1980. Professor engineering George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1980-1984. General partner W&S Productions, New York City, 1984-1986.

      President Peter Wang Films, Inc., since 1986. Film review panelist National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1992. Visiting filmmaker Canada Film Center, Toronto, Ontario.

    Works

    • Writer, director feature films A Great Wall, 1986 (10 Best Foreign films, Hong Kong Film Academy 1986. Best Foreign Film, Kansas City Film Critics, 1986. Jimmie award NAAPAH 1986), First Date, 1989.

      Writer, director, producer feature film The Laserman, 1988. Writer, co-director documentary film Old Treasures from New China, 1977. Director documentary film Beijing-Cities of China, 1980.

      Author: A Collection of Peter Wang's Short Stories, 1976, Reportage on the 1971 trip to Mainland China, 1972. Also numerous articles.

    Connections

    • Married Shu-Jing Ma, January 17, 1990. 1 child, Rex Yee-Hong.
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    Born July 9, 1938
    • 1960
      National Taiwan University
    • 1964
      University Missouri
    • 1972
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1964 - 1967
      Associate, engineer International Business Machines Corporation
      Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      senior, engineer National Semicondr. Company
      Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      professor, electrical engineering College San Mateo
    • 1980 - 1984
      professor, engineering George Mason University
      Fairfax, Virginia, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      general partner, W&S Productions
    • 1986
      president, Peter Wang Films
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