Hsu Shih-hsien

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Hsu Shih-hsien
Ph.D.
Mayor of Chiayi City
In office
1968–1972
Personal details
Born (1908-04-01)April 1, 1908
Tainan Prefecture, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Died June 30, 1983(1983-06-30) (aged 75)
Nationality  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Relations Chang Po-ya (daughter)
Alma mater Tokyo Women's Medical College (now Tokyo Women's Medical University)
Kyushu Imperial University
Occupation Politician and academic
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xu.

Hsu Shih-hsien (Chinese: 許世賢; pinyin: Xǔ Shìxián; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Khó͘ Sè-hiân; 1 April 1908 – 30 June 1983) was a Taiwanese academic and politician. She was the first female PhD in Taiwan, and the first female mayor of a Taiwanese city[1] – she was twice elected mayor of Chiayi City in central Taiwan.[2] Hsu has four daughters including Chang Wen-Ying and Chang Po-ya who were also mayors of Chiayi City. Chang Po-ya later became the Minister of the Interior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (2005-11-28). "Chiayi City could be ready". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ Teng, Shu-fen (2000). "Minister of the Interior Chang Po-ya". Taiwan Panorama. Retrieved 2009-05-15.