In the also 3 decades, no one has influenced Chinese society more than Yue-Sai Kan

Joy Chen , Author

For her dedication to connecting East and West, Yue-Sai has been presented with honorary doctorate degrees, Women of the Year Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards and countless Humanitarian Awards. Her humanitarian efforts concentrate on education and children including the establishment of many scholarship funds for outstanding students in China and the USA. She also built schools for poor children in her hometown Guilin, China.

International

2015

Women's Champion Award (Fashion 4 Development)

For Multi-hyphenated Force for Change

2001

“Say Yes” Ambassador for Children (UNICEF United Nations)

For the Global “Say Yes” Children’s Campaign
1999

World’s Leading Woman Entrepreneur Award (The Star Group)

Contribution to International Economic Development
1996

Certificate of Appreciation (Int’l Trade Assoc.)

In Recognition of Distinguished Service to the International Trade Community
1995

Exceptional Achievement Award (United Nations)

Recognition of Outstanding Service to the United Nation World Conference on Women
1995

Paul Harris Fellow Award (The Rotary Foundation of Rotary Int’l)

In Appreciation of Tangible and Significant Assistance Given for the Furtherance of Better Understanding and Friendly Relations Between Peoples of the World
1994

Certificate of Appreciation (Special Olympics)

Support of Special Olympic International
1988

The Communication in Media Award (The Better World Society)

For Television Projects That Have Helped Foster Better Understanding Between the Peoples of China and Citizens of Western Nations
1987

Travel Broadcasting Excellence Award (Pacific Area Travel Assoc.)

Promotion of Pacific Area Region Travel by “Looking East”

P.R.C

2009 Top Ten Influential Women in Fashion (NetEase, leading Chinese portal site)
2004 China Fashion Award for Lifetime Achievement (Channel Young, Shanghai Media Group)
2005 New Commemorative Postal Stamp to go with Yue-Sai’s new hairdo (Chinese Government)
2002 Honored on Commemorative Postal Stamp (Chinese Government)
2002

“10 Most Outstanding Women in China” (Chinese Women Magazine, China Women’s Federation)

Only Oversees Woman to Receive this Award
2001

“Most Influential Women in the last 20 years” (Xin Hua News Agency’s Global Magazine)

A Bridge Between East and West, Tireless Efforts on Behalf of Opening China to the World
2000

Most Influential Person In Beauty Industry In Last Decade (China “Beauty & Fashion” Assoc.)

Enormous Contribution to the Development of the Beauty Industry in China.
2000

Magnolia Gold Award (Shanghai Government)

In Recognition of Significant Contribution to the Development of the City of Shanghai

United States

2015

Cultural Legacy Award (Chinese Cultural Foundation)

In Recognition of Her Lifetime Dedication to The World of Cultural Exchanges and Philanthropy

2014

Ellis Island Medal Honor (National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations)

2009

World’s Most Successful Immigrants (Business Week)

Other nominees include Google founder Sergey Brin, YouTube founder Steven Chen, etc.
2002 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business (Asian American Business Development Center)
1996

Discovery Award (Sacred Heart University)

Outstanding Achievement in Media and Business
1995

Exceptional Achievement Award (Women’s Project and Productions)

In Recognition for Outstanding Achievement
1994

Outstanding Achievement (USPAACC)

For her Outstanding Achievement
1991

Enterprising Award (Catholic University)

Exceptional Contribution to Better Understanding & Communication Between East and West
1990

Humanitarian Award (East Manhattan Chamber of Commerce)

Excellent Contribution for Better Understanding Between East and West
1990

Honorary Proclamation “Doing Business in Asia Month” (State of Minnesota)

For Helping Americans to Achieve Success in Asian Markets
1990

Honorary Proclamation “Doing Business in Asia Month” (State of Washington)

For Helping Americans to Achieve Success in Asian Markets
1990

Ohio State Award (Ohio State University)

For the Excellence in Educational, Informational and Public Affairs Broadcasting
1990

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (Worcester State College)

Creating a Better Understanding Between East and West
1989

Lifetime Achievement Award (AAPAA)

For Her Lifetime Outstanding Achievements.
1989

Certificate of Appreciation (American Women in Radio and Television, Inc.)

Outstanding Contribution to New York City
1989

Honorary Award (Southern Birmingham College)

Outstanding Contribution to Educational Affairs
1989

Emmy Award (The Academy of TV Arts & Sciences)

TV Special: “China: Walls & Bridges” on ABC TV Network

Yue-Sai feautured on a 2002 government issued Chinese postage stamp