Chinghua Tang was born in Shanghai, where he studied at East China Normal University. Tang grew up during Mao’s violent Cultural Revolution and was only able to make it to the West in 1980. He subsequently graduated from the London School of Economics and was the first Harvard MBA from the People's Republic of China. He has worked at several asset management firms, including Barclays, and today runs his own management consulting firm, Concorde Universal Inc. He lives in New York City.
Chinghua has authored four books in Chinese: a memoir of his time at Harvard, two books on investing, and 'A Treasury of China’s Wisdom'.