Academician, Academia Sinica
Distinguished Research Fellow and Inaugural Director of the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica
Wu Yu-shan is an Academician of Academia Sinica, and the Inaugural Director of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica. Wu also serves as a Jointly Appointed Professor in the Political Science Department of National Taiwan University and holds the Inaugural Lo Chia-Lun Chair Professorship at National Central University. Wu is also a Chair Professor at National Tsinghua University, National Chengchi University, and National Sun Yat-sen University. He has previously served as the Convener of Political Science at the National Science Council and as the President of the Chinese Association of Political Science. Wu’s primary interests lie in political and economic transitions in former socialist countries; democratic consolidation and constitutional engineering in nascent democracies; and theories of international relations and Cross-Taiwan Strait relations. He has authored 25 books and published over 160 journal articles and book chapters, with his works available in both English and Chinese.
Chairman, LCY Group
Bowei Lee received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering from MIT, and he holds an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Currently, he serves as the chairman of LCY Group. Lee is deeply engaged in promoting the chemical industry and scientific education. He has held the position of Managing Director at the Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan since 2002, and he is a founding director of Standing Committee of Alxa Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology Association in China. In 2016, Lee assumed the role of President at the Taiwan Chemical Industry Association. Over the course of his career, Lee has been frequently invited to serve as a member and consultant on various government advisory committees. He has received numerous awards for innovation and industrial safety, and he has been granted patents in multiple countries.
Founder and Chairman, Quanta Computer
Barry Lam earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. With over 30 years of leadership in the IT industry, Lam has been at the forefront of innovation. In the 1980s and 1990s, he established Quanta Computer, and pursued the art of computer hardware. In the 2000s, as cloud computing emerged, Lam led the charge in investing and optimizing cloud technologies. In recent years, as artificial intelligence revolutionizes industries, Lam strategically guided Quanta Computer into the field of AI, driving the company’s transformation. He facilitated the “Immersed in AI” Program, injecting new energy into the education in the AI era.
Founder, CommonWealth Magazine Media Group
Diane Ying is the founder of CommonWealth Magazine, Cheers Magazine, CommonWealth Parenting Magazine, and CommonWealth Magazine Book Publishing. Since establishing CommonWealth Magazine in 1981, she has been dedicated to promoting media professionalism and quality journalism through the publications she has introduced to the world, bringing visionary, fair, insightful, and in-depth news reporting to Taiwanese society and the Chinese-speaking world. For decades, Ying quietly committed herself to facilitating progress in Taiwanese society. Often taking on pivotal roles during critical moments, she has brought about significant and positive influences.
Vice Chairman, WNET New York Public Television Board
Charlotte Ackert (Chen Qian-yu)
Charlotte Ackert received her BA in Economics from Harvard University and her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Management. Her previous and current titles include Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers in New York City, Board Member of the Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation, Advisor for the Alliance Cultural Foundation, Vice Chairperson of New York WNET Public Television Board, and Board Member of the National Advisory Board for Public Service at Harvard University.
Chairman, Pegatron Corporation
Executive Director, Taipei Computer Association
T. H. Tung
H. Tung graduated from National Taipei University of Technology (formerly known as National Taipei Institute of Technology) in 1980. In 1990, He co-founded ASUS, and in 2007, he established Pegatron Corporation, where he currently holds the position of chairman. Tung also serves as a board member of Taiwan Broadcasting System, the chairperson of Eslite Foundation for Culture and Arts, and an executive director at Taipei Computer Association. As a connoisseur of arts and literature, he has been a longstanding sponsor for artistic and cultural events. He is a major shareholder of Eslite Bookstore, the founder of Fisfisa Media, and a sponsor of “The Reporter,” a digital media. Esteemed by his peers as a “tech artist,” T. H. Tung’s contributions span across various domains.
Yang Ze (Yang Hsien-ching)
Yang Ze obtained his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. In the late 1980s, he taught at Brown University’s Comparative Literature Department. Yang also held the position of chief editor for the literary supplement of China Times for many years. As an acclaimed poet, he has garnered numerous awards and critical recognition for his distinguished work, including “Excellence in Narrative Poetry” and “Nomination Award” from China Times Literature Award. Known for his creative use of language, vibrant rhythm, and lyrical writing, his poetic style not only captures the beauty of classical Chinese literature, but also reflects the ebb and flow in life with a sobering tone. Regardless of time and space, his works stand out for their exceptional quality.
NTU Chair Professor, National Taiwan University
Kuan Chung-ming is an economist and holds the title of “NTU Chair Professor” at National Taiwan University (NTU). He has previously served as the president of NTU, a Minister without Portfolio at the Executive Yuan, the Minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development, and the Minister of the National Development Council. Kuan received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 1989. His areas of specialization are econometric theory and empirical research. Kuan is the recipient of several esteemed awards, including the Distinguished Research Award from the National Science and Technology Council, the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, and the Academic Award and National Professorship from the Ministry of Education. In 2002, he was elected as an Academician of Academia Sinica.
Chairperson, DaChan Group
Han Chia-yau received his master’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Connecticut. Currently, he serves as the chairperson of DaChan Group. In 2018, he was recognized by Harvard Business Review as one of Taiwan’s best-performing CEOs, securing a spot in the top 50. In 2020, Han ranked 29th on Harvard Business Review’s top 100 best-performing CEOs in Taiwan, winning first place in the food industry category. In addition, Han was honored with the Outstanding Leader Award from the Global Views Leaders Forum in the same year. Beyond his corporate pursuits, Han is actively engaged in public affairs. He currently holds the position of vice chairperson of the Straits Economic and Cultural Interchange Association, and he is a board member of both the 20th Century Foundation, and the Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation.
Chairman, Alliance Cultural Foundation
Chairman, Junyi School for Innovation
Yen Chang-shou (Stanley C. Yen)
Formerly the CEO of the Landis Taipei, Stanley Yen also chaired the Asian Chapter of the Leading Hotels of the Worlds, the World Conference of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Taiwan Visitors Association. Yen is recognized as the “Father of Tourism” in Taiwan. In 2009, he founded the Alliance Cultural Foundation, fulfilling his commitment to replacing passivity with positivity. In 2011, he assumed the role as Chairperson at Junyi School for Innovation, a private 1-12 school located in Eastern Taiwan, with the aim of transforming the country’s educational system.
Lung Yingtai is a celebrated writer, literary critic, and public intellectual. She has held two governmental roles, Taipei City’s first Minister of Culture (1999-2003), and Taiwan’s first Minister of Culture (2012-2014). Lung was honored as the first “Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities” by the University of Hong Kong. In 2005, she established the Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation with a group of intellectuals and business leaders, dedicated to fostering in young people a sense of global citizenship, and to developing in them the knowledge, attitudes, and values needed in an interconnected world. In 2012, Lung assumed the position of Taiwan’s Minister of Culture, where she facilitated cultural policies, established cultural laws and regulations, and contributed to enhancing Taiwan’s cultural soft power. In December 2014, she stepped down from the role and returned to her writing. Currently, she serves as the chairperson of the Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation, actively cultivating the civil society and fostering civic engagement in Taiwan.