Li Ao

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Li Ao
LiAoAtFayuansi.JPG
Li Ao at Fayuan Temple in Beijing in 2005. The temple featured prominently in his first novel, Martyr's Shrine.
Born(1935-04-25)25 April 1935
Died18 March 2018(2018-03-18) (aged 82)
Alma materNational Taichung First Senior High School
National Taiwan University
Spouse(s)Terry Hu
(1980.05.06-08.28)
Wang Zhihui
(1992.03.08-2018.03.18)
Children3
Parent(s)Li Dingyi
Zhang Kuichen

Li Ao (Chinese: 李敖; pinyin: Lǐ Áo, also spelled Lee Ao; 25 April 1935 – 18 March 2018) was a Chinese-Taiwanese writer, social commentator, historian, and independent politician. Li participated in the presidential election in 2000 as a candidate for the New Party. In 2004, he was elected to the Legislative Yuan.[1] Two years later, Li was a candidate in the 2006 Taipei mayoral election.[2] He represented the People First Party in the legislative elections of 2012.[3][4]

Li died in Taipei on 18 March 2018 of brain cancer at the age of 82.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Banned books, nude photos and fights in parliament … the strange and colourful life of Li Ao". South China Morning Post. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. Wang, Flora (16 October 2006). "Li Ao first to register as Taipei mayor candidate". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. Mo, Yan-chih (8 August 2011). "Soong vows to regain influence, unveils candidates". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. Mo, Yan-chih (10 August 2011). "PFP to announce some candidates today". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. "Taiwanese author Li Ao dies after battling with brain tumour". Straits Times. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. Lin, Hui-chin (19 March 2018). "Writer Li Ao dies at 83 after battle with brain cancer". Taipei Times. Retrieved 19 March 2018.