Category Archives : 1000.China, Taiwan


Ching Feng Wang (China, Taiwan)

Life is too short, we should try to do something meaningful with it. If we can help others, and that is considered an achievement, then this is already a reward.” Since 1996, Wang Ching Feng has proactively helped Taiwanese “comfort women”, who were forced to perform sexual services within Japanese camps during World War II. […]


Shu Ying Lin (China, Taiwan)

“At over 50, I cannot be so naive as to believe that there can be peace on earth. Many values of today’s society are contradictory to the principles of peace. Let there be more chances to learn.” Lin Shu Ying (54), originally a nurse, became a voluntary environmental worker for the Homemakers Union and Foundation […]

Mei Ying Huang (China, Taiwan)

We face violence from the government. The underprivileged cannot afford confrontation and oppression; on the contrary, they must unite and repair the damage caused by political-economic structures.” Huang Mei Ying (54), an anthropologist and part-time instructor at the history department of Chinan University, has long worked for aborigine rights. In 1998 she worked with the […]



Fan Ying Yu (China, Taiwan)

With passion and sincerity, we would like to demonstrate how to consolidate power within civil society, to raise democracy, and to walk on our own path.” Yu Fan Ying, born in 1944, has been engaged in the movement for democracy, environmental protection, and reconciliation of ethnic groups in Taiwan for 40 years. As executive director […]

Chuen Juei “Josephine” Ho (China, Taiwan)

“The value of scholars lies in their discursive power to open up new horizons and new visions beyond existing prejudice and bigotry.” What Ho Chuen Juei “Josephine” (54) has done is to challenge bigotry and prejudice with her academic work and her social participation and activist writing. In challenging traditional social hierarchies and self-righteous morality, […]



Tsu Chuen Yang (China, Taiwan)

Political/cultural practices for reform/revolution are like trickling streams of rivers. The rivers never have to depend on any particular stream; yet, any stream may be the springhead of a river.” Yang Tsu Chuen, assistant professor of Communication in Chinese Culture University, with a Ph.D. in Communication from University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been involved in […]