Yeh Chu-lan

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Yeh Chu-lan
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Secretary-General of the Office of the President
In office
20 August 2007 – 22 March 2008
President Chen Shui-bian
Preceded by Chiou I-jen
Succeeded by Mark Chen
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 2004 – 21 February 2005
President Chen Shui-bian
Premier Yu Shyi-kun
Preceded by Lin Hsin-i
Succeeded by Wu Rong-i
Minister of Council for Hakka Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
1 February 2002 – 19 May 2004
Preceded by Fan Kuang-chun
Succeeded by Luo Wen-jia
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 December 1990 – 20 May 2000
Constituency Taipei 2 (1990–1993; 1996–2000)
Republic of China (1993–1996)
Personal details
Born (1949-02-13) February 13, 1949 (age 68)
Miaoli County, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Spouse(s) Cheng Nan-jung
Alma mater Fu Jen Catholic University
Occupation Politician
Profession Marketing, Communication, Legal affairs
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yeh.

Yeh Chu-lan (Chinese: 葉菊蘭; pinyin: Yè Júlán; Wade–Giles: Yeh Chü-lan; born 1949) is a Taiwanese politician. She served as acting mayor of Kaohsiung and Vice Premier of the Republic of China.[1]


Yeh entered politics after her husband, Cheng Nan-jung, a dissident, chose to commit suicide rather than be arrested in 1989.

In 1992, she was the deputy convener of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Caucus in Legislative Yuan, and convener in 1995. From 2000 to 2002, Yeh was third in the Cabinet in her position as Minister of Transportation and Communications. She was Chairperson of the Council for Hakka Affairs from 2002 to 2004. In 2004 she was named Vice Premier, as well as Minister of Consumer Protection and Minister responsible for the Council for Economic Planning and Development. In late 2005, she became the first female acting mayor of Kaohsiung when then-mayor Frank Hsieh was appointed Premier.

She was sworn in as the Presidential Office secretary-general in August 2007.[1]

Yeh was amongst the frontrunners to serve as DPP 2008 presidential candidate Frank Hsieh's vice-presidential running mate, however former Premier and DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang was eventually chosen for the role.

In 2017, she was elected chairwoman of the Taiwan Visitors Association.[2]

Yeh, who worked in advertising for 17 years before becoming a lawmaker, is a graduate of Fu Jen Catholic University.


  1. ^ a b Ko Shu-ling (2007-08-21). "Yeh Chu-lan sworn in as secretary-general". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  2. ^ Wang, Shu-fen; Chang, S. C. (25 January 2017). "Yeh Chu-lan elected head of Taiwan Visitors Association". Central News Agency. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

Preceded by
Lin Geng-cheng
Minister of Transportation and Communications
Succeeded by
Lin Ling-san
Preceded by
Fan Kuang-chun
Minister of the Council for Hakka Affairs
Succeeded by
Luo Wen-chia
Preceded by
Lin Shin-yi
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Wu Rong-yi
Preceded by
Chen Chi-mai
Mayor of Kaohsiung (Acting)
Succeeded by
Chen Chu
Preceded by
Chiou I-jen
Secretary-General of the Presidential Office
Succeeded by
Mark Chen