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Peter Cheng-Fang Wang Edit Profile

actor , filmmaker , writer

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, International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1972-1974; senior engineer, National Semicondr. Company, Sunnyvale, California, 1974-1975; professor electrical engineering, College San Mateo, California, 1975-1980; professor engineering, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, 1980-1984; general partner, W&S Prodns., New York City, 1984-1986; president, Peter Wang Films, Inc., New York City, since 1986. Film review panelist National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1992.

Visiting filmmaker Canada Film Center, Toronto, Ontario.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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.

father:
Shou-Kang Wang

mother:
Duan-Chun (Tsao) Wang

spouse:
Shu-Jing Ma

child:
Rex Yee-Hong Wang