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    it is not the first day that Korean and Chinese fighting over their history so I am not worried about the Korean side on the hairpin controversy and it will die down just like other controversy like kimchi and hanbok.


    However, the problem is not the hairpin controversy, but whether Wonyoung is Chinese have became a topic lately again in Korea.


    Wonyoung being Chinese had been an issue since Starship released her name as Chang Yuan-Ying to MNET at PD48. Why do you think it is anything new? Unless you can erase her family (her mom's name is Wang, her dad owns a Chinese restaurant and her grandfather was the Secretary of the Korean Overseas Chinese Association) it'll always be an issue with Koreans.

    We need true informations but this is amazing you know that.


    Really? It is all over C and K Netz. IFans are in the dark about everything because they don't bother with Asian news sources. lol


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    IZONE Jangwonyoung father's Chinese Restaurant Food Jangwonyoung Father's Chinese Restaurant Information and Foods Images I want to go there
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    Her father's restaurant:

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    Netizens are curious about the wealthy family background of "New generation’s muse" Jang Wonyoung
    Information about Jang Wonyoung's well-off background is something netizens can’t help but be interested in.
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    her grandfather, named Jang Young Seung, is Chinese. He used to be the General Secretary of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Korea.



    Hwagyo are discriminated against in Korea which is why they don't bring up their identity. Jang's family is classic Hwagyo.

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    Weird. Jessica and Krystal grew up in the San Francisco Bay area with lots of Chinese-Americans and they had always felt at home in China. This isn't anything new.


    I really like KNetz saying Jessica "cheapens" herself by debuting with a Chinese GG. I wonder how those racists will react if they know that Jessica played a Chinese person in her movie with basketball legend Stephan Marbury in Beijing:

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    Actually it is pretty well-known now that Jang Wonyoung's dad is a Hwagyo (Chinese-Korean) named Jang Wal Seung who is the owner of a popular Chinese restaurant.


    But her grandfather is Jang Young Seung who also runs a popular restaurant in Seoul and was also the General Secretary of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Korea. He is involved with Seoul local politics and in getting Hwagyo votes for prominent politicians.


    Wonyoung is Hwago, ethnic Chinese-Korean. Just like Joe Biden is ethnic Irish-American.

    BTW, even the "pro" Wonyoung KNETZ sound like a bunch of racists. "She's only 1/4 Korean." Like any higher percentage of Chinese is bad?


    Both her father and grandfather run Chinese restaurants in Seoul. Her grandfather was actually the General Secretary of the Chinese in Korea Association. Koreans should just accept who Wonyoung is instead of dissecting her ethnicity. Seriously how well could anyone tell a Korean-Chinese mix from a full Korean? Can people identify a Irish-English from a

    full English person?

    I've been learning lately that I'm just obsessed with the Chinese beauty standard and visuals. It really makes me wanna get into mandopop but if I'm just not finding the right artists😭

    Chinese beauty standards actually started earlier than the Korean ones with Hong Kong and Taiwan CPOP, movies and dramas in the 1960's, 70's and 80's. But Korea codified their standards to a better degree once Hallyu took off.


    For visuals and music in CPOP, you might want to look into groups like the Bon Bon Girls

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    SNH48

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    Sing!

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    Shows like Youth With You:

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    And Chuang:

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    There is a reason why literally all the big branded company around the world love China market... Only kpop fans would think China is ''non-profitable''....


    Not really, only KPOP IFans who think their "streaming" is more important than the real money that comes from Chinese bulk buys.


    Koreans who are actual KPOP fans (not Korean nationalists using KPOP as clout) have always known this since the beginning of Hallyu which started in China.

    wow, thanks for the information!


    I think enough people know now that it's unnecessary to hide. When Wonyoung was in PD48 and then IZ*ONE, her background wasn't really exposed due to people respecting her wishes.


    But a lot of Koreans know and have gone to their family restaurant and also know her parents so it should be okay.


    So okay, Jang Wonyoung's dad is a Hwagyo (Chinese-Korean) named Jang Wal Seung who is the owner of a popular Chinese restaurant. That is already discussed here.


    But her grandfather is Jang Young Seung who also runs a popular restaurant in Seoul and was also the General Secretary of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Korea. He was involved with Seoul politics and in getting Hwagyo votes for prominent politicians.

    Ah thanks for the additional information! Now are you sure it's her mom who's Korean? The KProfiles site actually says the opposite:


    "Her father is ethnically Korean but grew up in Taiwan while her mother is part Taiwanese and part Korean."


    Pretty sure. People who know them have been to her dad's restaurant and they said he had never hid that he was Hwagyo but understand why his daughter does not highlight the fact.


    His restaurant is authentic Chinese food. It has Chinese characters that state prominently it is Chinese:

    IZONE Jangwongyoung Father's Chinese Restaurant
    IZONE Jangwonyoung father's Chinese Restaurant Food Jangwonyoung Father's Chinese Restaurant Information and Foods Images I want to go there
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    Starship actually released Wonyoung Chinese name (Chang Yuanying) to MNET and the press initially. They did this because Koreans (and other East Asians) usually take a patriarchal position where you are what your dad is. Her paternal grandfather was actually the leader of The Overseas Chinese Association (or something like that) in Korea.


    BTW, Wonyoung loves her dad and never did anything to reject his heritage and people think it was Wonyoung's family that asked Starship to change the name back to Korean a day after releasing it in Chinese form. They didn't want her to her to be impacted.