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Who are famous Taiwanese people?

Who are famous Taiwanese people?
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(Last Updated On: October 24, 2023)

Have you ever been to Taiwan or is it your homeland? With much of the world’s attention, it is not easy to forget this country. It is a country in East Asia, officially recognized as the Republic of China. Taiwan may not be represented in the United Nation which is currently a debate but it is expected that this issue will be resolved sooner or later. But this debate does not detract Taiwan from the fact that it is enriched with a lot of famous people. Taiwan is a dream place for many people because there is so much to notice about this country of diverse culture. Has being famous ever been your dream? Though it may seem easy nothing is accessible without struggle. Talent and determination can open any gate to success. If anyone of you has any dream, then this article is for you to boost up your confidence! This article will enlighten some famous Taiwanese people who have struggled to establish their careers. But first, you should know a bit about the culture and lifestyle of Taiwanese people. Let’s begin!

About Taiwan

Taiwan is a semi-tropical island in East Asia. It is one of the world’s most exciting and rapidly changing regions. Like many other places, it is a highly populated and developed country in terms of economy, technology, and transport. There are many Chinese people as well residing in Taiwan. According to some debates, Taiwan is the inalienable part of China and therefore you can see many Chinese people living there. It is a perfect destination for tourists because the country is blessed with a lot of beauty; therefore it is also called ‘Beautiful Island’. This island has an exotic culture and you can find unspoiled sceneries in the interior of its mountains. You can find Chinese tradition and modern influence in Taiwanese culture as well. But not to mention, this place has won the hearts of many outsiders due to its fabulous ecological treasures and exceptionally friendly people.

Taiwan is much more than just Taipei 101. Taipei is the one time tallest building in the world that draws the attention of millions of people every 31 December when people host a firework for the celebration of New Year. These fireworks at Taipei add much more to this island rather than a just spark in the midnight sky. The bulk of the Republic of China falls into four categories including the Aborigines, the Hoklo people, the Hakka people, mainland Chinese, and their descendants. Each group represents the ethnic diversities of the country. Taiwan takes shipping routes to reach the important ports in East Asia like Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, and the Republic of China.

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Culture and Food

Some nations eat to live but some are those that live to eat. Taiwan is one of them. Major cities of this country like Taipei are filled with thousands of food restaurants suitable for all types of indigenous people. The budget and market demographic fulfill the criteria of every person. One of the regional Chinese cuisines is Spicy Sichuan and it is famous all around in Taiwan. Eating out is so convenient that only a few people bother cooking. In families where both father and mother work full-time; the grandparents cook the meals. In the early years, Taiwan was famous for its tea but currently, people drink coffee more often. The modern culture of Taiwan is a blend of Chinese, Austronesian, Japanese and Western influences.

Among all different Taiwanese cuisine, Beef noodle soup is the most famous. It is the tastiest bowl of fierce, and thus the standard and quality of this dish should be very high no matter where you eat. Bubble tea is also world’ wide famous and it is so convenient in Taiwan that people consider it a street food in Taipei. Moreover, Soup dumplings and oyster omelets are also very common. Soup Dumpling has become an international Taiwanese cuisine. The indigenous people of Taiwan have their way of cooking. In the past, millet, yams, and taros were more important than rice to Taiwan’s indigenous people. The list of the article on Taiwanese cuisine is never-ending.

Who Are Famous Taiwanese People?

Being a community of hard-working people, Taiwan has a crop of business people that created waves in the area of information and computer technology. The talent of indigenous people of Taiwan has the extent to international platforms now. This list of famous people of Taiwan includes all the singers, musicians, fine artists, models, comedians, athletes, and many more. Let’s discuss some of the topmost famous Taiwanese people:

Tai Tzu-Ying

Tai Tzu-Ying is a famous Taiwanese professional badminton player. At the age of 22, she became world No. 1 in the women’s singles in December 2016, and holds the record for most weeks ranked at the top in BWF history with 148 weeks. She was the only woman who was a gold medalist in the 2018 Asian Games and 2017 Summer Universiade. She also won back-to-back Championship titles several times. Among all other people, she was the youngest player to compete in the division. Her hard work and talent have made Taiwanese proud of her.

Rainie Yang

Rainie Yang, a famous Taiwanese pop artist was born on 4 June 1984. She is multiple award-winning Taiwanese singer including Golden Bell Awards lead actress and TV host. Rainie speaks Cantonese at home. At the time of 13, she had to start working to earn because her father’s business got failed which also led to her parents being divorced. She was then determined enough to prove herself through her intelligence. Rainie also attended Hwa Kang Arts School which specialized in performance arts.

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Chen Shui-bian

Chen Shui-bian is a former politician of Taiwan who was president from 2000 to 2008. His elections ended after fifty years of rule. During his reign, the government system was quite stable and he was truly in support of basic human rights. He was a native-born Taiwanese, and therefore people also call him A-Bian. After entering politics in 1980, he became a member of the Taipei city council in 1981. Throughout his rule, his opponents have caused him several problems but his government never brought injustice for others.

Chi-ling Lin

Lin Chi-ling is a Taiwanese model and actress. She is famous for her gentle nature and physical beauty. She has the title “The First Face of Taiwan” by members of the Taiwanese media. And she was also an official spokesperson for both China Airlines and Longines since 2006. Her increasing fame has caused Taiwanese commentators and scholars to coin the phrase “The Lin Chi-Ling Phenomenon”.

Ando Momofuku

The talent and skills are not only for the professions of media and sports industry. Ando Momofuku proves that introducing something worth eating can also make you famous. There are millions of people around the world that love eating instant noodles especially the handy cup ones. If you are a noodle lover, then you must know Ando Momofuku. He is the person who was responsible for the invention of instant noodles and cup noodles that are now popular all around the world. Ando belongs to a wealthy family and he followed his dream and also achieved it.

Ang Lee

Among all other famous people, Ang Lee is a Taiwanese famous film director, producer, and screenwriter. The Hollywood movies directed by this person gave his audience a bunch of memorable moments. Sense and Sensibility, Brokeback Mountain, Hulk (2003), and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon are some of his movies. His parents highly value education. For inspiring viewers with his awesome movies, he received several awards.

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