Beijing-based magazine publisher and blogger Huang Hung's outsized wit, fashion acumen and media entrepreneurship have led many to call her "the Oprah of China."

Why you should listen

As the publisher of influential fashion magazine iLook and the chief executive of Chinese Interactive Media Group, Huang Hung is a central tastemaker in modern Chinese fashion and popular culture with nearly 11 million followers on Weibo and another 11 million on Twitter and her own popular blog.

Raised and educated between Beijing and New York in the 70s and 80s, Hung describes herself (with characteristic sardonic tone) as "Culturally, either the best or the worst combination [of] East and West." She possesses a unique understanding of American and Chinese culture and is a key 21st-century influencer bridging the gaps between the two hemispheres.

Huang Hung’s TED talk