Hsu Shih-hsien

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Hsu Shih-hsien
Mayor of Chiayi City
In office
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Chiang Ching-lin (acting)
Chang Po-ya
Mayor of Chiayi City
In office
1 March 1982 – 1 July 1982
Preceded by Ruan Chih-tsung
Succeeded by Position abolished
Mayor of Chiayi City
In office
1 March 1968 – 31 October 1972
Preceded by Fang Huei-lung
Succeeded by Lien Min (acting)
Ruan Chih-tsung
Personal details
Born (1908-04-01)April 1, 1908
Tainan-cho, Japanese Taiwan (modern-day Tainan, Taiwan)
Died June 30, 1983(1983-06-30) (aged 75)
Nationality 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 Health, Minister of the Interior, Governor of Taiwan, and is the current President of the Control Yuan.


  1. ^ Shih Hsiu-chuan (28 Nov 2005). "Chiayi City could be ready". Taipei Times. p. 3. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ Teng, Shu-fen (2000). "Minister of the Interior Chang Po-ya". Taiwan Panorama. Retrieved 2009-05-15.