Szu-Pang Yang is a small-town doctor who also happens to be an enthusiast of world history, literature, and his motherland, Taiwan. He is aware of the fact that decades of dictatorship and repression have had a great influence on many Taiwanese people. Not only are they facing national identity crisis, but also do not have a clear understanding of the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen.
To advocate civic consciousness, Dr. Yang offers his talks free-of-charge to anyone who can help draw a crowd. His passion to educate everyone on their civic duties has already taken him to various regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and United States. He is expected to complete 120 speeches by the time he takes the TEDxTaipei stage.
It is his sincerest hope that the people of Taiwan will stand forward and exercise their civil rights by showing up at the polls in the referendum on the fourth nuclear power plant.