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Li Ao
Li Ao at Fayuan Temple in Beijing in 2005. The temple featured prominently in his first novel, Martyr's Shrine.
Born25 April 1935(1935-04-25)
Died18 March 2018(2018-03-18) (aged 82)
Alma materNational Taichung First Senior High School
National Taiwan University
Spouse(s)Terry Hu
Wang Zhihui
Parent(s)Li Dingyi
Zhang Kuichen

Li Ao (Chinese: 李敖; pinyin: Lǐ Áo, also spelled Lee Ao; 25 April 1935 – 18 March 2018) was a Chinese-Taiwanese writer, social commentator, historian, and independent politician. Li participated in the presidential election in 2000 as a candidate for the New Party. In 2004, he was elected to the Legislative Yuan.[1] Two years later, Li was a candidate in the 2006 Taipei mayoral election.[2] He represented the People First Party in the legislative elections of 2012.[3][4]

Li died in Taipei on 18 March 2018 of brain cancer at the age of 82.[5][6]