Short Biography & Significant Contribution
Dr. Ching-Chian Lin is regarded
as one of the most important person who established the root of comparative and
international education in Taiwan. Lin received his Bachelor's and Graduate
Degrees in Taiwan, and pursued his Ph.D. in Liverpool University, England,
majored in Philosophy. He had been in several important educational positions,
advocated for integrating the theories into concrete educational policies and
practical actions. In February 1998, he was the Minister of Education in
Taiwan, fully committed to promote of practice on Education. During his
service, he made numbers of important educational policies, published
"Marching into a learning society White Paper", which established a
solid foundation for education development. He resigned in December 1999 due to
his health problem, died at the same year because of the brain tumor.
defined two levels for CIE in Taiwan, first, the highest levels of study ?
applying the scientific comparison conclusion into decision-making, leading to
education reform; second, basic research level - getting familiar with the
comparative study method in order to explore the knowledge of comparison, and
to motivate scholars for further comparative educational research. Lin claimed
that two levels are not against each other, on the other hand, the highest
study result can be the foundation of the basic level study; the objective of
the highest study can be shown through the basic study.
published several important educational textbooks for higher education. He also
put his effort on promoting "continuing education" and "lifelong
learning" in Taiwan. He compared the education systems in Denmark and five
other European countries to the education system in Taiwan, in order to develop
a better educational environment for the students in Taiwan. One of his best
sentences is "The economic miracle in Taiwan will become a historical monument
if we fail our job on making a good educational system." The other
sentence is "education development is not an abstract painting but a clear
blue print." We should know what we are doing, or the development cannot
1963 - Social Education, BA, Taiwan National Normal University
1966 - Education, MA, Taiwan National Normal University
1968 - Ph.D. Philosophy, Liverpool University, UK
1981.8 - 1983.8 Principal of Taiwan National Normal University
1989.8 - 1996.7 Principal of Chung Cheng University
1998.2 - 1999.6 Minister of Education
1999.6 - 1999.12 National policy adviser to the president
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
1994.9 - 1996.12 Committee of Education Development Department
1996.8 - 1998.2 Committee of Examination Department
1998.2 - 1999.6 Committee of Executive Yuan
Lin, C. C. (1969). Educational Development. Taipei:Yo-Shi.
Lin, C. C. (1973). Higher Education Revolution. Taipei: Shin-Ya.
Lin, C. C. (1976). The Comparison of Compulsory Educational Finance System in Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Taipei: Taiwan Provincial Office of Education.
Lin, C. C. (1990). Comparative Education. Taipei: Wu-Nan.
Lin, C. C. (1998). A study of Denmark Higher Education.
Contributed By: Amelia (Hui-Ling) Hsu