Ho Ping (Chinese: 何平; pinyin: Hé Píng; born 1958) is a Taiwanese film director.

Ho Ping
Born1958 (age 65–66)
NationalityRepublic of China
EducationMaster's degree
Alma materTunghai University
Syracuse University
OccupationFilm director

Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, he studied chemical engineering at Tunghai University before moving to the United States to earn an MFA from Syracuse University. Upon graduation, Ho returned to Taiwan in 1987 and released his directorial debut, The Digger (Yin jian xiang ma) (1988). The next year, he won the Special Jury Prize at the 25th Golden Horse Awards with The Suona Player (Chui gu chui, also known as For whom the Suona Blows). Both The Digger and The Suona Player were film adaptions of short stories written by Wang Ben-hu.[1]

According to director Daw-Ming Lee, his films share a "bitter tone of absurdity" and he is influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Shūji Terayama and Luis Buñuel.[1]

Ho has won a number of awards throughout his career, including the International Federation of Film Critics Award, the Don Quixote Prize of the International Federation of Film Societies, and the Special Jury Prize at the Golden Horse Awards twice. He has also directed television shows and commercials, largely between 2002 and 2007. Between filming Sweet Revenge (2007) and Battle Up (2015), Ho taught full-time at National Taiwan University of Arts.[1]




  1. ^ a b c d e f Lee, Daw-Ming (2012). Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema. Scarecrow Press. pp. 184–185. ISBN 9780810879225.
  2. ^ Eisner, Ken. "Princess in Wonder". Variety. Retrieved 9 February 2019.