Terry Hu (Chinese: 胡因夢; pinyin: Hū Yīnmèng; born 21 April 1953) is a Taiwanese actress, writer and translator.[1][2]

Terry Hu
Hu Yinyin (胡因因)

(1953-04-21) 21 April 1953 (age 69)
Other namesHu Yinyin (胡因子)
Hu Yinmeng (胡茵夢)
Alma materFu Jen Catholic University
OccupationActress, writer, translator
Years active1975–present
Notable work
The Life God
Far Away From Home
A Teacher of Great Soldiers
Spouse(s)Li Ao
Parent(s)Hu Gengnian
Qu Shifang
AwardsGolden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress
1977 Far Away From Home
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hu Yinyin
Hu Yinzi


Early lifeEdit

Hu was born Hu Yinyin in Taichung, Taiwan on April 21, 1953, with her ancestral home in Shenyang, Liaoning, the only daughter of Qu Shifang (璩詩芳), and Hu Gengnian (胡賡年), a member of the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China. Hu was raised in Taichung and Taipei.[3][4] When she was 15, her parents divorced.[5][6][7]

Hu attended the Christchurch School. She graduated from Fu Jen Catholic University in 1971, where she majored in German language. When she left Fu Jen Catholic University, her university students said: "Fu Jen Catholic University have no spring from now on."[8] After graduation, Hu went abroad to study at Seton Hall University, majoring in mass communication, she also studied at a modeling school in New York City.[9]

Acting careerEdit

Hu returned to Taiwan in 1975. At the same year, Hu first rose to prominence for playing in The Life God, a film starring Brigitte Lin.

In 1977, Hu appeared in Bai Jingrui's Far Away From Home, which earned her a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress. One year later, Hu acted in the historical film A Teacher of Great Soldiers, a film starring Chun Hsiung Ko.[10]

Hu studied at HB Studio, majoring in acting.

In 2003, Hu attended the 40th Golden Horse Awards.

At the age of 35, Hu withdrew from entertainment industry, she appeared in 42 films during her 15 acting years.

Writing & translating careerEdit

In 1986, Hu gave up her acting career to focus on writing and translating, and became one of the pioneers of the New Age in Taiwan. She has translated the works of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Pema Chödrön, A. H. Almaas and Ken Wilber.[11] She has emerged as “a leading figure of Taiwan’s New Age and an inventive individual in the New Age’s global dissemination,” and has described “women as being particularly receptive to New Age thought and having a vital role to play in planetary transformation.”[12]

Personal lifeEdit

On May 6, 1980, Hu married Taiwanese writer, historian and politician Li Ao. Their love story was even featured by Time. Their wedding was held in Li's living room. Hu chose her pajama as her wedding dress.[13][14][15][16]

But the couple divorced on August 28, 1980, after about three months of marriage (115 days in total). Since their divorce, the two often have had mutual criticism.[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

On November 25, 1994, Hu gave birth to her only daughter, Hu Jiesheng (胡潔生), as a single mother. Hu has never publicly revealed the child's biological father.[25][26]



  • Death and the Maiden (Chinese: 死亡與童女之舞), ISBN 978-957-607-378-6.
  • Ancient Future (Chinese: 古老的未來), ISBN 957968510X.
  • Immensee (Chinese: 茵夢湖)
  • Hu Yan Meng Yu (Chinese: 胡言夢語)



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1986 Parking Service 代客泊車
Reunion 我們都是這樣長大的
1985 Even the Sun Is Sobbing 太陽也哭泣
1983 That Day, on the Beach 海灘的一天
1982 南十字星
1981 A Maiden and Wanderer 大小姐與流浪漢
Say You Love Me 跟我說愛我
1980 鬼靈
1979 Off to Success 成功嶺上
The Legend of Six Dynasty 六朝怪談
Where Is My Home 何處是兒家
1978 The Phoenix 無字天書
A Teacher of Great soldiers 黃埔軍魂
Wild Flower In the Storm 花非花
1977 秋詩篇篇
The Youthful Delinquents 發往追蹤
The True Love 真真的愛
The Brave Ones 強渡關山
Far Away From Home 人在天涯
1976 The Star 星語
Warmth in the Autumn 溫暖在秋天
Heroes of the Eastern Skies 筧橋英烈傳
Golden Leaves 秋纏
1975 Victory 梅花
The Life God 雲深不知處


Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1980 The Biography of Empress Dowager Cixi 慈溪外傳
1980 Bihai Qingtao 碧海情濤
1976 Daye Xiongfeng 大野雄風


Year Work Award Result Notes
1977 Far Away From Home Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress Won


  1. ^ 台湾作家胡因梦 做客深圳. GMW (in Chinese). 2013-12-17.
  2. ^ 李敖前妻昔日台湾第一美女胡因梦旧照(图). 163.com (in Chinese). 2013-04-25.
  3. ^ 胡因梦:童年的创痛与回忆 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  4. ^ 胡因夢拒絕借前夫李敖炒作 Retrieved 2017-03-16
  5. ^ 人物胡因梦:我有两个人生 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  6. ^ 探索者胡因梦 東西 Retrieved 2017-01-09
  7. ^ 胡因梦:走出原生家庭的迷与痛 Retrieved 2017-01-09
  8. ^ 李敖研究 (in Chinese).
  9. ^ 中国女孩胡因梦:1970年代我在美国经历的 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  10. ^ 金牛胡因梦:改变从心开始 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  11. ^ 胡因梦:女人要认真的活,挖掘内心的力量 Archived 2017-01-10 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2017-01-09
  12. ^ Paul Farrelly, “Terry Hu: Writing Her Transition from Actor to New Age Authority in Taiwan,” Asian Ethnology 78 (2019), 53–73 (71).
  13. ^ 胡因梦,此生和李敖纠缠不清 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  14. ^ 胡因梦:李敖真是我生命中最重要 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  15. ^ 李敖情爱是非:永远只爱一点点 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  16. ^ 李敖伤感忆与胡因梦旧情:云深不知处 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  17. ^ 胡因梦:被李敖骂源于他还放不下 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  18. ^ 胡因梦:我的人生只需要向自己交代 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  19. ^ 李敖前妻昔日台湾第一美女胡因梦旧照 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  20. ^ 胡因梦60岁生日李敖发文忆旧情 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  21. ^ 胡因梦谈李敖:“他是个奇人” Retrieved 2017-01-02
  22. ^ 对话胡因梦:李敖的羞辱是对我最好的磨练 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  23. ^ 台湾第一美人,真正的傲骨“前”妻 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  24. ^ 胡因梦:我也有话说 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  25. ^ 胡因梦送给女儿的十大锦囊妙计 Retrieved 2017-01-02
  26. ^ 洗尽铅华:胡因梦首说真实生活 Retrieved 2017-01-09

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