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Ni Wen-ya (Chinese: 倪文亞; pinyin: Ní Wényà; 2 March 1903 – 3 June 2006) was a longtime member of the Legislative Yuan, a parliamentary body first based in the Republic of China, and later moved to Taiwan.

Ni Wen-ya

President of the Legislative Yuan
In office
22 February 1972 – 28 April 1972
Vice PresidentLiu Kwo-tsai
Preceded byHuang Guo-shu
Succeeded byhimself
In office
2 May 1972 – 18 October 1988
Preceded byhimself (acting)
Succeeded byLiu Kwo-tsai
Vice President of the Legislative Yuan
In office
24 February 1961 – 22 February 1972
PresidentHuang Guo-shu
Preceded byHuang Guo-shu
Succeeded byLiu Kwo-tsai
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
18 May 1948 – 20 December 1988
ConstituencyChekiang 3rd
Member of the National Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born(1903-03-02)2 March 1903
Yueqing, Qing Dynasty
Died3 June 2006(2006-06-03) (aged 103)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political partyKuomintang
Spouse(s)Shirley Kuo
Alma materColumbia University


Ni was born in Yueqing, Zhejiang, Qing China. He studied for his master's degree at Columbia University in the United States and taught at Great China University.[1]

Ni was elected to represent Chekiang Province in the parliament through the 1947 legislative elections.[2] Ni served as Vice President of the Legislative Yuan, before replacing Huang Guo-shu in the top leadership position as Huang had resigned due to health reasons.[1] Ni was replaced as President of the Yuan by Liu Kwo-tsai in October 1988 when he first attempted to resign,[3] but did not relinquish his legislative seat until December 1988, when his resignation was approved.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Ni was married to Shirley Kuo. Ni died on 3 June 2006 at Cathay General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "Nieh Wen-ya nominated for legislature chief". Taiwan Info. 30 April 1972. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Leaders pay their last respects to Nieh Wen-ya". China Post. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Nieh Resigns; Gets His Wish". Taiwan Today. 26 December 1988. Archived from the original on 26 December 1988. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Elderly lawmaker allowed to retire". Reading Eagle. 20 December 1988. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Former speaker Ni dies". Taipei Times. 4 June 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2016.