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By Hsiu-lien Lu,Ashley Esarey,Jerome A. Cohen

Lu Hsiu-lien�s trip is the tale of Taiwan. via her successive drives for gender equality, human rights, political reform, Taiwan independence, and, presently, environmental defense, Lu has performed a key position in Taiwan�s evolution from dictatorship to democracy. The election in 2000 of Democratic innovative celebration chief Chen Shui-bian to the presidency, with Lu as his vp, ended greater than fifty years of rule by means of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party).

Taiwan�s painful fight for democratization is dramatized the following within the lifetime of Lu, a feminist chief and pro-democracy suggest who was once imprisoned for greater than 5 years within the Nineteen Eighties. not like such recognized Asian girls politicians as Burma�s Aung San Suu Kyi, India�s Indira Gandhi, and Pakistan�s Benazir Bhutto, Lu Hsiu-lien grew up in a kin with no political connections. Her impoverished mom and dad two times tried to provide her away for adoption, and as an grownup she survived melanoma and imprisonment, later attaining good fortune as an elected politician�the first self-made girl to serve with such prominence in Asia.

My struggle for a brand new Taiwan�s wealthy narrative supplies readers an insider's standpoint on Taiwan�s certain combination of chinese language and indigenous tradition and up to date social transformation.

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