Born in Taipei City, Taiwan (Republic of China), Yu-Chi Wang earned his Bachelor’s degree in law from National Taiwan University. At the suggestion of one of his professors, Wang applied and was accepted into the Indiana University School of Law’s LLM program. He received the degree in 1993, and later returned to Indiana to become the school’s first Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree recipient.
Wang returned to Taiwan and began a career as an academic, teaching at the Graduate School of Social Informatics at Yuan-Ze University. He also taught in the Department of Law at Shih-Hsin University, becoming a respected and known expert in privacy and telecommunications law. In 2005, Wang joined the Science and Technology Law Center of the Institute for Information Industry, and ultimately became the Center’s Director. From 2008 until 2016, Wang served in the administration of President Ma Ying-Jeou, in a variety of positions, including: Secretary and Spokesperson, Senior Advisor to the National Security Council, and Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council. During his government service, he was the first cabinet member of Taiwan to lead and official delegation to mainland China since the two countries separated. He also was the first Minister to hold official meetings with his mainland China counterpart.
Wang returned to the Department of Law at Shih-Hsin University in 2016 as an associated professor. Yu-Chi Wang is a founding member of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Global Advisory Board and was inducted into the Maurer School of Law’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2018.
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"Yu-Chi Wang" (1969). Notable Alumni. 147.