Yue-Sai Kan is an Emmy-winning television host and producer, entrepreneur, fashion icon, bestselling author and humanitarian.
People magazine called her "the most famous woman in China” and Time magazine proclaimed her "the Queen of the Middle Kingdom." Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Yue-Sai moved to New York City in 1972, where she created a weekly television series "Looking East", the first of its kind to introduce Asian cultures and customs to a growing American audience.
The series garnered critical acclaim with dozens of awards, and lasted 12 years.
Yue-Sai was mentioned in the US Congressional Record and credited as the first TV journalist to connect the East and the West.
In 1984, PBS invited Yue-Sai to host the first live telecast from China on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
This led the Chinese government to offer her a new television series, “One World”, which was produced and hosted by Yue-Sai, and aired on China’s CCTV.
With a weekly viewership of 300 million people, “One World” gave many Chinese their first glimpse of the outside world, and made Yue-Sai a household name in China.
In 1992, Yue-Sai successfully transformed herself by creating the Yue-Sai Cosmetics, selling products in more than 800 outlets in China's major markets.
The company started a revolution by encouraging Chinese women to be proud of their image, and began the cosmetics industry in China.
More than 90% of the Chinese population today recognizes the brand, which was purchased by L'Oreal in 2004.
Yue-Sai’s other entrepreneurial ventures include an Asian-featured doll line called Yue-Sai Wa Wa and an East-meets-West lifestyle retail brand, the House of Yue-Sai.
Additionally, she has written 9 best-selling books in Chinese.