"This is a highly personal, powerful, and at times moving self-portrait by a remarkable woman whose sheer personality, determination, and courage transformed her from the daughter of a shopkeeper in Taoyuan County to the first female elected vice president of Taiwan."
-Steve Tsang, University of Nottingham
"An engrossing story of a life devoted to Taiwan. . . . A remarkable journey."
"Lu's life story mirrors the story of Taiwan as a country. Both are trying to find their way in the world and break free - one from limiting gender expectations, the other from mainland China. . . . My Fight for a New Taiwan had me cheering on [Lu] and her compatriots as they fought for the country they loved so much."
-Samantha Pak, Northwest Asian Weekly
"An enjoyable narrative that captures how education and other broadening opportunities enabled the career and prominence of a smart and ambitious woman. . . . Lu's experiences highlight the fragmentation and oppressiveness of Taiwan's transitions, even as they offer hope that other Asian states might move further down the path of becoming more open societies."
-Madeline Hsu, H-Asia (H-Net)
"A welcome reminder of what is possible when political leaders - government officials and antigovernment activists alike - set aside their own interests and follow the will of the people they claim to serve. . . . Lu's engaging voice and extraordinary candor make [this] a surprising and inspiring read."
-Shelley Rigger, Foreign Affairs
"[An] extraordinary record of late twentieth-century Taiwan history seen through the eyes of one of its victims, throwing valuable light on the atrocities that the present governing party might prefer [were] forgotten. . . . [The] narrative is told with disarming fluency and a rapidity that makes for breathless reading. . . . Combines historical record with a moving narrative of survival and dedication to the long-suffering people of Taiwan."
-Michael Rand Hoare, China Quarterly, The