【5/29/2021】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American (华裔名人) Project presents

(Author: Xiaoyan Deng)

丘宏义(Hong-Yee Chiu) (1932 – ) is a Chinese-American astrophysicist, at NASA for 35 years, and successful publisher of EHGBooks micro-publishing company.

Chiu was born in Shanghai, China. He graduated from National Taiwan University and in 1959 received his PhD in Astrophysics from Cornell University. After graduation, he was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, until 1961.

Chiu served as a Space Astrophysics Scientist for NASA for over 35 years. He was credited as the first scientist to introduce the term “quasar,” in his Physics Today article in May 1964. In 1969, Chiu became the first Chinese-American scientist to receive the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

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After his retirement from NASA, Chiu started the EHanism Group and developed an EHGBooks micropublishing app with some notable Chinese computer scientists in order to promote Chinese culture and Sinology memory. With his niece and assistant Nonny Hsueh, the family helped the National Central Library of Taiwan to participate in the World Digital Library organization under the auspices of UNESCO in 2008. Later on, Chiu led the EHanism Group to develop the first Amazon Micropublishing Chinese Solution in 2012. Chiu is the host of the 2013 Taiwan Reunion Program for NTU Early Graduates in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of National Taiwan University.

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Chiu’s Publications:

  •       2012: Literature and Science / EHGBooks, USA


  •       2012: Bilingual Introduction to Chinese and Western Poetry / EHGBooks, USA


  •       2011: The Real China: Meteoric Renaissance – Relations with the West / EHGBooks, USA


  •       2011: War among Gods and Men / EHGBooks, USA

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【Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us! 】 

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