- About Peter Huang
Full name: Peter Huang
Also known as: Peter Huang, Huang, Peter
Professions: Writer, Director, Editor
- Peter Huang Biography
Peter Wen-shiung Huang (Chinese: ???; Pinyin: Huáng Wén Xióng; born October 2, 1937) is a Taiwanese activist for democratization and human rights.Huang majored in journalism at the National Chengchi University in Taipei and then served in the military for two years. In 1964, he applied to the graduate program in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and studied there before transferring to a Ph.D. program at Cornell University in 1968. In April 1970, along with other Taiwanese students and members of the World United Formosans for Independence, Huang was involved in the attempted assassination of then Vice Premier Chiang Ching-kuo (Chiang Kai-shek's son) in New York City. He approached Chiang with a gun at the Plaza Hotel, but a Diplomatic Security Service special agent pushed him out of the way, causing the bullet to strike the hotel's revolving doors. He was found guilty, by a jury, of attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm, but was granted bail before sentencing, and fled the United States. Huang's action is considered a stimulus for political reform in Taiwan, which promotes the role of Taiwanese people in the political arena. He left Taiwan for 25 years, returning in 1996 as one of the last persons who had not been permitted to return to Taiwan for political reasons.In 1998, Huang became the director of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights. In 2000, he was appointed as National Policy Advisor to the President for human rights issues. He is also an avid supporter of the Green Party Taiwan since its founding. In 2012, he was given an Alumni Excellence Award by the National Chengchi University for his lifelong commitment to democracy, freedom, and social movements.
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