|Minister of Education|
|Born||9 April 1934|
|Died||14 January 2008
Tainan City, Taiwan
Wu Jin (traditional Chinese: 吳京; simplified Chinese: 吴京; pinyin: Wú Jīng; 9 April 1934 – 14 January 2008) was a Taiwanese Minister for Education between 1996 and 1998 under former president Lee Teng-hui.
Wu obtained his doctorate in mechanics and hydraulics from the University of Iowa, which is located in the United States in the state of Iowa. He became a professor at the Academia Sinica in 1986.
Minister for Education
Wu stepped down as Minister for Education in February 1998. His resignation was due to a difference of opinion dispute between himself and the president of Academia Sinica, Lee Yuan-tseh, over the pace and types of educational reforms needed. (Lee Yuan-tseh had previously chaired a panel force in the 1980s which had led to a number of changes concerning education in Taiwan.)
Wu Jin was diagnosed with cancer of the ampulla of Vater, a rare form of the disease, in 2006. He received treatment at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Taiwan and the United States.
Wu's health began to deteriorate in December, 2007 following a trip to China. He died on Monday, January 14, 2008, at National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Tainan, Taiwan, at the age of 74. Wu was survived by his wife. His funeral took place in Tainan on January 27, 2008.
|ROC Minister of Education