Lin Chia-lung


Lin Chia-lung

Infobox_Mayor
name = Lin Chia-lung,
honorific-suffix = Ph.D.



caption = Lin Chia-lung in 2007
birth_date = birth date and age|1964|2|13
birth_place = Taipei, Taiwan
death_date =
death_place =
party = Democratic Progressive Party
spouse =
alma_mater = National Taiwan University
Yale University
occupation = Politician

Lin Chia-lung (zh-tpw|t=林佳龍|p=Lín Jialóng|w=Lín Chia-lúng; born February 13, 1964 in Taipei City, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese academic and political figure, perhaps best known for serving under various capacities in the ROC Executive Yuan under President Chen Shui-bian, and his unsuccessful run for Mayor of Taichung City on the Democratic Progressive Party ticket in May 2005.cite web | title = 台中市 (3)林佳龍 | work = 2005縣市長選舉 | publisher = Democratic Progressive Party | url = http://www.dpp.org.tw/vote.php?sub_menu=102 | accessdate = 2008-04-05]

Background

Lin was born in Taipei's Wanhua District to parents from Yunlin County, and was raised in both areas.cite web | last = Lin | first = Chia-lung | title = 林佳龍的部落格 (Lin Chia-lung's blog) | publisher = Wretch | url = http://www.wretch.cc/blog/linchialung | accessdate = 2008-04-06]

Lin attended National Taiwan University (NTU), where he received his bachelors (1986) and master's degrees (1988) in political science.cite web | title = Deputy Secretary-General to the President | work = Presidential Office Organization | publisher = ROC Office of the President | url = http://www.president.gov.tw/en/prog/news_release/print.php?id=1105495945 | accessdate = 2008-04-05] As a student representative at NTU, Lin was active in the NTU Continent Club (臺大大陸社), and a participant in the "Love of Freedom" (自由之愛) campus free speech movement. Lin played a key role in pushing for the direct election of the student council chairman by students, and was responsible for drafting the election plan proposed by students to the campus administration in 1984. cite web | title = 民國七十四年至七十七年 (1985 - 1988)| work = 歷史沿革 (Historical Changes) | publisher = NTU Student Association - 19th | date = 2007-02-06 | url = http://club.ntu.edu.tw/~club10001/ntusa19th/history_3.htm | accessdate = 2008-04-06] Citation | last = 蘇 | first = 永耀 | title = 《星期人物》林佳龍 理論行動家謀定後動 | newspaper = The Liberty Times | language = Traditional Chinese | date = 2004-08-08 | url = http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2004/new/aug/8/today-p3.htm]

Lin left Taiwan for the United States to attend Yale University on a Fulbright scholarship from 1991 through 1994. He received master's degrees in philosophy (1992) and political science (1993), as well as a PhD. in political science (1998). Returning to Taiwan after graduating from Yale, Lin served on the faculty of the political science department at National Chung Cheng University as an assistant professor from 1999 through 2004. His research interests include the , as well as the political and economic development of the People's Republic of China, and has written several books on the subjects.cite book | last = Lin | first = Chia-lung | title = 民主到底: 公投民主在臺灣 (Democracy All the Way: Referendum Movement in Taiwan) | publisher = 臺灣智庫 | date = 2007-07 | url = http://aleweb.ncl.edu.tw:80/F/E6EPV9UMITGXM3NNGGXCYT8X4BEB2326VHDKUQYFQTPXK7PSV4-26877?func=full-set-set&set_number=016550&set_entry=000001&format=999 | isbn = 9789868336711] cite book | last = Lin | first = Chia-lung | coauthors = & others| title = 未來中國: 退化的極權主義 (Future China: Weakening of Authoritarianism) | publisher = 時報文化 | date = 2004 | url = http://aleweb.ncl.edu.tw:80/F/E6EPV9UMITGXM3NNGGXCYT8X4BEB2326VHDKUQYFQTPXK7PSV4-26892?func=full-set-set&set_number=016550&set_entry=000006&format=999 | isbn = 9571340162]

Lin currently resides in Taichung City with his family.

Political career

Lin was appointed as an advisor to the National Security Council in 2000, and to the position of cabinet spokesman in 2003.Citation | last = Ko | first = Shu-Ling | title = Lin wins praise for interpersonal skills | newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 3 | date = 2003-03-03 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2003/03/03/196581 | accessdate = 2008-04-05] Lin represented the government position in a debate against Legislator May Chin, where he argued in favor of arms procurements which would be submitted to referendum the following year. Citation | last = Ko | first = Shu-ling | title = Debate focuses on missile sentiments | newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 1 | date = 2004-03-01 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/03/01/2003100679 | accessdate = 2008-04-06]

Due to his performance as cabinet spokesman, Lin was appointed director of the Government Information Office (GIO) by President Chen Shui-bian following his reelection in 2004.Citation | last = Ko | first = Shu-ling | title = Six outgoing Cabinet members honored at party | newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 4 | date = 2004-05-20 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2004/05/20/2003156221 | accessdate = 2008-04-06] In January 2005, Lin authorized a GIO program encouraging donations to provide financial support for orphans of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.Citation | title = GIO calls on public to help victims of Asian tsunami | newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 3 | date = 2005-01-08 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/01/08/2003218509 | accessdate = 2008-04-06] Controversy over the program later arose in August 2005, five months after Lin had left GIO, surrounding the delay in disbursing NT$400 million in donations to various charities and NGOs. Media reports suggesting that the program had been neglected in the transition between Lin and his successor at GIO, Pasuya Yao were denied by GIO, which promised the funds would be disbursed by September 5. Citation | last = Ko | first = Shu-ling | last2 = Chuang | first2 =Jimmy | title = DPP calls for probe of delays in tsunami payouts| newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 3 | date = 2005-08-25 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/08/25/2003269058 | accessdate = 2008-04-06]

Lin resigned from his position as GIO director in March 2005 to run as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for mayor of Taichung City.Citation | last = Su | first = Joy | title = GIO head to join Taichung race | newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 3 | date = 2005-03-02 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/03/02/2003225156 | accessdate = 2008-04-06] In the ensuing elections held in December 2005, Lin lost against incumbent Mayor Jason Hu by 87,075 votes (19.3%).Citation | last = Mo | first = Yan-chih | title = Jason Hu flays DPP in Taichung City | newspaper = The Taipei Times | pages = 4 | date = 2003-12-04 | url = http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/12/04/2003282925 | accessdate = 2008-04-06]

Lin was appointed DPP Secretary-General in January 2006, and Deputy Secretary-General to the President in October 2007.

References

External links

* [http://www.president.gov.tw/en/prog/news_release/print.php?id=1105495945 Official biography]
* [http://www.wretch.cc/blog/linchialung Personal blog]


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