Yeh Chu-lan (Chinese: 葉菊蘭; pinyin: Yè Júlán; Wade–Giles: Yeh Chü-lan; born 1949) is a Taiwanese politician. She served as acting mayor of Kaohsiung and Vice Premier of the Republic of China.

Yeh Chu-lan
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Secretary-General of the Office of the President
In office
20 August 2007 – 22 March 2008
PresidentChen Shui-bian
Preceded byChiou I-jen
Succeeded byMark Chen
Mayor of Kaohsiung
In office
20 December 2005 – 25 December 2006
Preceded byFrank Hsieh
Chen Chi-mai (acting)
Succeeded byChen Chu
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 2004 – 21 February 2005
PresidentChen Shui-bian
PremierYu Shyi-kun
Preceded byLin Hsin-i
Succeeded byWu Rong-i
Minister of Council for Hakka Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
1 February 2002 – 19 May 2004
Preceded byFan Kuang-chun
Succeeded byLuo Wen-jia
Minister of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China
In office
20 May 2000 – 1 February 2002
Preceded byChen Shih-yi
Succeeded byLin Ling-san
Member of Legislative Yuan
In office
1 December 1990 – 20 May 2000
ConstituencyTaipei 2 (1990–1993; 1996–2000)
Republic of China (1993–1996)
Personal details
Born (1949-02-13) 13 February 1949 (age 73)
Tongluo, Miaoli County, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
SpouseCheng Nan-jung
Alma materFu Jen Catholic University
ProfessionMarketing, Communication, Legal affairs


Yeh worked in advertising for seventeen years prior to entering politics after her husband, Cheng Nan-jung, a dissident, chose to commit suicide rather than be arrested in 1989.

In 1992, she was the deputy convener of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Caucus in Legislative Yuan, and convener in 1995. From 2000 to 2002, Yeh was third in the Cabinet in her position as Minister of Transportation and Communications. She was Chairperson of the Council for Hakka Affairs from 2002 to 2004. In 2004 she was named Vice Premier, as well as Minister of Consumer Protection and Minister responsible for the Council for Economic Planning and Development. In late 2005, she became the first female acting mayor of Kaohsiung when then-mayor Frank Hsieh was appointed Premier.

She was sworn in as the Presidential Office secretary-general in August 2007.[1] es1"/>

Yeh was amongst the front runners to serve as DPP 2008 presidential candidate Frank Hsieh's vice-presidential running mate, however former Premier and DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang was eventually chosen for the role.

In 2017, she was elected chairwoman of the Taiwan Visitors Association.[2]


  1. ^ Ko Shu-ling (21 August 2007). "Yeh Chu-lan sworn in as secretary-general". Taipei Times. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. ^ Wang, Shu-fen; Chang, S. C. (25 January 2017). "Yeh Chu-lan elected head of Taiwan Visitors Association". Central News Agency. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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Preceded by Minister of the Council for Hakka Affairs
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Preceded by Vice Premier of the Republic of China
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Preceded by Mayor of Kaohsiung (Acting)
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Preceded by Secretary-General of the Presidential Office
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