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Encyclopedia > Shien Biau Woo

Shien Biau Woo (a.k.a. S. B. Woo, Traditional Chinese: 吳仙標, Simplified Chinese: 吴仙标, pinyin: Wú Xiānbiāo) is a retired physics professor and former Lt. Governor (1985-89) of Delaware. He was born in Shanghai, China, and came to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 18. Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiÇŽntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiÇŽnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin (Chinese: 拼音, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard... The Lieutenant Governors of the State of Delaware, 1901-present. ... State nickname: The First State Official languages None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) Senators Joe Biden (D) Thomas Carper (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 21. ... Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese IPA: ; Lumazi: Zanhe) , situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is Chinas largest city. ...

In 1984, he was elected Lt. Governor of Delaware as a Democrat. He served from 1985 to 1989. In 1988, he received the Democratic nomination for the US Senate, but lost to incumbent William Roth. William Victor Roth, Jr. ...

He is the president of the 80-20 Initiative that works on organizing Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) into a swing bloc-vote in presidential elections, thereby inducing both major political parties to take rightful interests of the APA community into proper consideration. An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...

His past experiences include being the Founding President of the Faculty Bargaining Unit at the University of Delaware, its Chief Spokesman and Chief Negotiator; a Trustee of the University of Delaware; an Institute Fellow at the Institute of Politics, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and serving as the National President of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). The University of Delaware (UD OR UDel) is the largest university in the state of Delaware. ... The University of Delaware (UD OR UDel) is the largest university in the state of Delaware. ... John F. Kennedy School of Government The John F. Kennedy School of Government is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...

A life-sized picture of him is displayed in Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. Another of his picture is in interactive display in the lobby of Asia Society in New York, NY. In 2000, A-Magazine ranked him the 6th of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans. The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... The National Museum of American History is a museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. It opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...

He received his B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in Mathematics and Physics from Georgetown College in Kentucky and his Ph.D. in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1964. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Note: Georgetown University is a separate and unaffiliated institution located in Washington, DC. Georgetown College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Kentucky. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Washington University in St. ...

External Links

  • 80-20 Initiative
  • S. B. Woo at Asian American Net

  Results from FactBites:
Editorial (899 words)
Woo, in Seattle last week to promote the 80-20 Initiative, a non-partisan APA political action group he helped found, says he, like many others, long thought elected officials alone were key to empowering the APA community.
Woo says politicians from both sides of the aisle seemed happy then, and even now, to encourage the perception of Asians as perennial "foreigners" whose allegiance can't be trusted.
Woo -- who retired last year after teaching two decades at the University of Delaware -- eventually realized the APA community as a whole was "still waiting" for the leadership he always figured would eventually come.
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