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In memoriam: Kayser Winsiang Sung

March 18th, 2010 / By: / Industry News

Editor-in-chief and publisher of Textile Asia Kayser Winsiang Sung passed away at the age of 90 on January 12, 2010, in Hong Kong. A skilled reporter and editor, Sung worked for the Reuters News Agency from 1947-1957; was employed as managing editor and publisher for the Far Eastern Economic Review from 1959-1968; in 1970, he co-founded Business Press Ltd. with the late Cha Chi-Ming, a noted Hong Kong industrialist, and started publication of the monthly journal Textile Asia.

A 2,022-page chronicle of Sung’s writings on the textile industry, Asia in the Textile World 1950s to 2000, was recently published by Business Press Ltd. Kayser Winsiang Sung remained as editor-in-chief and publisher of Textile Asia for 40 years, and was planning for the celebration of the magazine’s 40th anniversary at the time of his passing. He was the recipient of many awards and honors during his long career; in 2006, he was one of 100 recipients receiving the China Enterprise Award for Creative Personalities in a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, four children and four grandchildren.

The Kayser Sung Memorial Fund at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been established in support of the development of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing. For information, e-mail Janet Wong, development manager, at

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