John Kuan

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John Kuan
Kuan Chung
11th President of the Examination Yuan
In office
1 December 2008 – 31 August 2014
Vice Wu Jin-lin
Preceded by Yao Chia-wen
Wu Jin-lin (acting)
Succeeded by Wu Jin-lin
11th Vice President of the Examination Yuan
In office
1 September 1996 – 30 May 2000
President Hsu Shui-teh
Preceded by Mao Gao-wen
Succeeded by Wu Rong-ming
Minister of the Civil Service
In office
1 September 1994 – 31 August 1996
Preceded by Chen Kuei-hua
Succeeded by Chiu Chin-yi (zh)
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1993 – 1 September 1994
Constituency Taipei 1
Personal details
Born (1940-06-09)9 June 1940
Tientsin, China
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang
Spouse(s) Chang Hui-chun
Children Wendy Kuan
Alma mater National Chengchi University
National Taiwan University
Tufts University
University of Indianapolis

John Kuan (Chinese: 關中; pinyin: Guān Zhōng; born 9 June 1940), also known as Kuan Chung, is a Taiwanese politician who was president of the Examination Yuan of the Republic of China from 2008 to 2014.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kuan is of Manchu descent, belonging to the Plain White Banner. His surname Kuan is the sinicized form of his clan (hala) name Gūwalgiya (Manchu: ᡤᡡᠸᠠᠯᡤᡳᠶᠠ Chinese: 瓜爾佳氏).

Kuan's daughter, Wendy Kuan (關雲娣), died in May 2011 after she fell from the kitchen window of her 27th floor apartment in Shanghai. It was rumored that she committed suicide because her husband, Zero Lin (林哲樂), was having an affair. Kuan has avoided meeting Lin ever since his daughter's death, refusing to attend any family events where his son-in-law would be present.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "President of the Examination Yuan" (in Chinese). Examination Yuan. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ Yang, Chiu-ying; Hsu, Stacy (5 August 2013). "FEATURE: John Kuan keeps daughter alive through grandchild". Taipei Times. Retrieved 29 April 2016.