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- DescriptionLu Hsiu-liens journey is the story of Taiwan. Through her successive drives for gender equality, human rights, political reform, Taiwan independence, and, currently, environmental protection, Lu has played a key role in Taiwans evolution from dictatorship to democracy. The election in 2000 of Democratic Progressive Party leader Chen Shui-bian to the presidency, with Lu as his vice president, ended more than fifty years of rule by the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party). Taiwans painful struggle for democratization is dramatized here in the life of Lu, a feminist leader and pro-democracy advocate who was imprisoned for more than five years in the 1980s. Unlike such famous Asian women politicians as Burmas Aung San Suu Kyi, Indias Indira Gandhi, and Pakistans Benazir Bhutto, Lu Hsiu-lien grew up in a family without political connections. Her impoverished parents twice attempted to give her away for adoption, and as an adult she survived cancer and imprisonment, later achieving success as an elected politicianthe first self-made woman to serve with such prominence in Asia. My Fight for a New Taiwans rich narrative gives readers an insider's perspective on Taiwans unique blend of Chinese and indigeus culture and recent social transformation.
- Author BiographyLu Hsiu-lien (Annette Lu) is a graduate of National Taiwan University, the University of Illinois, and Harvard Law School. She was vice president of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008 and currently is president of Green 21 Taiwan Alliance. Ashley Esarey, a former journalist, held the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University and currently is visiting assistant professor of political science and East Asian studies at the University of Alberta.
- Author(s)Ashley Esarey,Lu Hsiu-Lien
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication09/02/2016
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Note28 illus.
- Weight431 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Foreword byJerome Alan Cohen
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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