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Lin Kun-gang 
Lin Kun-gang was a literary and martial Sioucai (academic degree holder and scholar-gentry) of the Qing Dynasty. When the Qing Dynasty was forced to cede Taiwan to Japan after being defeated in the First Sino-Japanese War (War of Jiawu), Lin gathered and armed over 3000 fellow patriots and volunteers at Ouwang Wenheng Temple to fight against the Japanese takeover. The volunteer troops fought the Japanese invaders in major battles at the Port of Jiangjyun and Port of Jhaizih at Syuejia District, forcing the Japanese to retreat to Jhusong Mountain (modern day Tougang Village of Syuejia District). However, the volunteers failed to see this as a trap and gave chase, heading into an ambush that killed many men. Lin, heavily wounded, continued to command his forces until seeing that all was lost, whereupon he slashed his own throat at Jhusong Mountain. Local residents built a Temple to commemorate his bravery and named him Jhongchen Gong (Lord of Loyal Retainers).  


Wu Sin-rong 
(1907-67) Wu Sin-rong studied medicine in Japan and adored literature. He established the Jiali Cingfeng Huei (Jiali Youth Cultural Association) and Taiwan Wunsyue Lianmeng Jiali Fenbu (Taiwanese Literature Association, Jiali Branch), initiating his literary career and promoting Taiwanese literature using works from the salt fields. In 1942, Mr. Wu published Wangciji (Memoirs of My Late Wife), which was lauded as Taiwan's very own Fusheng Liou Ji (Six Records of a Floating Life). After the retrocession of Taiwan, Mr. Wu completed the Nanying Wunsyue Jikan (Southern Taiwan Literature and Publications Quarterly) and Taiwan Sian Jhih Gao (A Draft on the Gazette of Taiwan County), dedicating himself to the preservation of local documents and records. Mr. Wu's passion towards his homeland was inspirational and respected by many. His autobiography, titled Yige Taiwanren de Cingbai Jiazushih (The Innocent Family History of a Taiwanese), presents a heartfelt narration on the impacts experienced by a Taiwanese throughout the island's tumultuous history and rule under different powers. 


Chen Cing-siao    
Mr. Chen Cing-siao was born in 1911 and has previously studied at Tainan Normal University. In 1940, he established Dongyun Weaving Company at You-ai Street of Tainan City, an act that signifies the founding and rise of the Dongdishih Group. The second generation of the Chen Clan was led by the eldest son, Mr. Chen Cing-siao , who actively diversified corporate sectors from the original weaving and cement industries to petrochemicals, synthetic fibers, construction, retailing, hotels, stainless steel, and telecommunications, making it one of the most dynamic emerging corporations in Taiwan.


Chen Ci-lu    
As a holder of Bachelor of Arts Degree at St. John's University, Shanghai, and Ph.D. of Sociology from Tokyo University, Dr. Chen Ci-lu is a dedicated anthropologist and has been conducting research on the cultures of the Chinese and the indigenous peoples of Taiwan and Southeast Asia. By drawing conclusions from prehistoric aboriginal art in the Pacific area, Dr. Chen proposed many theories on the origins of Taiwanese aborigines and native Pacific art. His theories have been supported by many in the academic field, making Dr. Chen a leading expert on topic regarding Taiwanese aborigines. Dr. Chen has been a professor and director of archaeological anthropology, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and chairperson of the Ministry of Culture. Dr. Chen has also been a national policy advisor to the Office of the President and an honorary member of Academia Sinica.


Lin Yu-ti    
Born in 1939, Dr. Lin received his Bachelor's and Master's from National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and a public scholarship from the Ministry of Education for obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in the United States. Dr. Lin taught at Linghe Elementary School and Beimen Junior High School, and is a professor in the Department of Education in NTNU, as well as a guest professor in Columbia University in the US and University of Oxford in the U.K. Dr. Lin also served as a non-district representative for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the National Assembly. His publications include Siyang Jiaoyu Shih (History of Western Education) and Taiwan Jiaoyu Mianmao Sihshih Nian (40 Years of Taiwanese Education).


Shih Jhong-siang     
A descendant of General Shih Lang, Mr. Shih served as a city council member of Kaohsiung, Taiwan Province council member, second Control Yuan member, and senior consultant for the Control Yuan.  


Wu Fong-shan    
Born in 1945, Mr. Wu Fong-shan graduated from the Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Chengchi University, and served as a National Assembly representative. Mr. Wu also served as the Director of IDN News and is now the Secretary General of Wu Zun-sian Wunjiao Jijinhuei (T.H. Wu Foundation) as well as the director of Taiwan Public Television.