By: Sophia Yang, Sara Yu – Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Wu Li-pei, the former advisor to the then-president Chen Shui-bian, has
launched a memoir covering his years in Taiwan as a young and poor bank teller, and in the United States as a remarkable banker with a myriad of accomplishments, who returned home and became an influencer in Taiwan’s politics and history.
To this day, Wu’s story has been widely shared on social media for his legendary life story, who was born in a rich family but his father lost most of fortune for some reasons associated with the Taiwan 228 incident. Wu’s family was traumatized by terror and grief since then.
In his early 20s, Wu was enlightened by his NTU professor and classmates in the field of politics. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National Taiwan University (NTU), he took a teaching job for one year, and then moved on to become a bank teller at the Chang Hwa Bank (CHB) for seven years. [FULL STORY]