Kao Cheng-yan

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Kao Cheng-yan
Personal details
Political party Green circle.svg Green Party Taiwan
Profession Computer science

Kao Cheng-yan (Chinese: 高成炎; pinyin: Gāo Chéngyán; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ko Sêng-iām) is an activist and founding chair of the Green Party Taiwan[1] and a member of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Union. He was a Taiwan independence activist during his student years in the United States. He ran for the Legislative Yuan on a Green Party ticket in 1998 and 2001 but failed to gain a seat.[2]

In the ROC referendum, 2004, he debated DPP Legislator You Ching.

He opposes the completion of the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant, leading the campaign to gather more than 120,000 signatures in order to add a referendum to the national ballot.[3][4] His opposition to nuclear power dates back to 1979.[5]

Professionally, he is a professor in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) at the National Taiwan University.[6]


  1. ^ Arrigo, Linda Gail; Puleston, Gaia (2006). "The Environmental Movement in Taiwan after 2000: Advances and Dilemmas". In Fell, Dafydd; Klöter, Henning; Chang, Bi-yu. What has Changed? Taiwan Before and After the Change in Ruling Parties. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 178. ISBN 978-3447053792. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Schafferer, Christian (2005). "7: Political Parties and Electoral Politics in Taiwan". In Schafferer, Christian. Understanding Modern East Asian Politics. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. p. 126. ISBN 1-59454-505-7. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lee, I-chia (June 19, 2013). "Anti-nuclear cycling team returns from petition trip". Taipei Times. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Chung, Li-hua; Lin, Sean (July 13, 2014). "Group pushes for year-end Gonglian plant referendum". Taipei Times. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Adams, Jonathan (May 30, 2010). "Asia's nuclear dilemma". globalpost. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Activists call for referendums on Taiwan's nuclear plants" (Press release). Taipei Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa. March 2, 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

Selected works[edit]

  • 高成炎, ed. (16 April 2012). 福島核災啟示錄:假如日本311發生在台灣…… [Fukushima nuclear disaster revealed: if the 311 Japan event happened in Taiwan ...]. Taipei: 前衛. ISBN 978-9578016842.  (in Chinese)

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