Kwoh-Ting Li

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Kwoh-Ting Li (traditional Chinese: 李國鼎; simplified Chinese: 李国鼎; pinyin: Lǐ Guódǐng; January 28, 1910 – May 31, 2001) was a Chinese economist and politician best known as the "Father of Taiwan's Economic Miracle" for his work in transforming Taiwan's economy from an agrarian-based system into one of the world's leading producers of information and telecommunications technology. He had founded Hsinchu Science Park.


Li was born in Nanjing, China, in 1910 and graduated from National Central University (later renamed Nanjing University in mainland China and reinstated in Taiwan) in 1930 and Cambridge University in 1934.

He held a number of leadership positions in industry and government in the Republic of China on Taiwan, including that of economic minister from 1965 to 1969 and finance minister from 1969 to 1976.

Four professorships at Stanford University are named for Dr. Li.[1]


  1. ^ [1] Stanford University News Service

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Government offices
Preceded by
Yu Kuo-hwa
ROC Finance Minister
Succeeded by
Fei Hwa