Chang Ch'ung-ho

Chinese calligrapher

Chang Ch'ung-ho or Zhang Chonghe (Chinese: 張充和; May 17, 1914 – June 17, 2015),[1] also known by her married name Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel, was a Chinese-American poet, calligrapher, educator and Kunqu opera singer. She was called as "the last talented woman of the Republic of China" (民國最後一位才女).

Chang Ch'ung-ho
Chang Chung-Ho met Hans Fränkel in November 1948.jpg
Chang Ch'ung-ho was married to Hans Fränkel in November 1948 in Beijing.
BornMay 17, 1914
DiedJune 17, 2015(2015-06-17) (aged 101)
Other namesZhang Chonghe
Alma materPeking University
OccupationEducator, writer
Notable work
Hans Fränkel (m. 19482003)
ChildrenEmma Fränkel, Ian H. H. Frankel
Parent(s)Father: Zhang Wuling
Mother: Lu Ying
RelativesSisters: Chang Yuen-ho, Chang Yun-ho, Chang Chao-ho
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chang (Zhang).
Chang Ch'ung-ho
Traditional Chinese張充和
Simplified Chinese张充和

On June 17, 2015, Chang Ch'ung-ho died in New Haven, Connecticut, aged 101.[2]


  1. "张充和·戏梦人生". Beijing Evening News (in Chinese). June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  2. "张充和去世 真正的女神一去不返" (in Chinese). ZY News. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.