Lee family awaits Academa Sinica membership vote

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Lee Yuan-ping is a contender to become a member of the research institute, he would be the third in the Lee family to do so


Wed, Jul 07, 2004 - Page 4

National Tsinghua University professor Lee Yuan-peng (李遠鵬) is one of this year's contenders to become a member of the Academia Sinica -- raising the possibility that the Lee family could set a record for having three family members as academicians at the same time.

Nobel Laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) is the current Academia Sinica president.

His older brother, Lee Yuan-chuan (李遠川), a professor of biology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, became an academician 10 years ago.

The institute is in the midst of its 25th four-day election for new academicians. It elects new members every two years and has 213 academicians at present.

Fewer than 30 new members are expected to be elected from among 76 candidates.

Lee Yuan-peng is already an Academia Sinica researcher.

The election results are scheduled to be announced tomorrow.