My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power (BOK)

My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power (BOK)

Lu Hsiu-Lien, Ashley Esarey

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Lu Hsiu-lien's 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 Taiwan's 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). Taiwan's 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 Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, India's Indira Gandhi, and Pakistan's 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 politician; the first self-made woman to serve with such prominence in Asia. My Fight for a New Taiwan's rich narrative gives readers an insider's perspective on Taiwan's unique blend of Chinese and indigenous culture and recent social transformation.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Ashley Esarey, Lu Hsiu-Lien
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780295993645
Antall sider 344 Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 23,5cm x 3cm
Vekt 599 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Jerome Alan Cohen Emner og form Political science & theory, Gender studies: women, Regional studies