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A Case of Political Descent
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Next fall, Chang will begin his international career as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Silicon Valley. He plans to work for at least five years as a lawyer in America before he considers inheriting the family business: a political career in Taiwan.

Chang’s determination to establish himself without special treatment is a trait he inherited from his father. Never formally acknowledged by Wayne’s grandfather, President Chiang Ching-kuo, John Chang was raised in poverty by his maternal aunt and uncle. In his childhood home, the family stole enough electricity from a nearby lamppost to power a few light bulbs. They bathed in the sink. John Chang worked as a tutor to pay his college tuition. But in spite of his humble beginnings, Wayne’s father climbed the political ladder rung by rung, eventually surpassing the accomplishments of the President’s legitimate children to become a foreign minister and later a senator.

“Many people think the legitimate sons of Chiang Ching-kuo are spoiled. My dad, by contrast, grew up in a very poor family. But he never gave up, and that’s why I take him as one of my role models,” says Wayne.
 
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