The Obituary of Ms. Chin-Ning Chu
June 19th, 1946 – December 10th 2009
Ms. Chin-Ning Chu, internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author of worldwide bestsellers, “The Asian Mind Game,” “Thick Face, Black Heart,” and “The Art of War for Women” died of cancer on December 10, 2009 in Taiwan. Ms. Chu was born in mainland China, a descendant of Chu Yuan-Zhang, the pauper who became the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. She grew up in Taiwan, a natural entrepreneur with superb sales abilities, eventually immigrating to the United States in 1969. Chin-Ning Chu, an inspirational leader to women in business all over the world, was an acclaimed author and speaker, an Eastern philosopher and historian and a marketing, business, and political consultant. Not only was she an international sales warrior, but she was also an accomplished fashion designer, classical music historian, opera singer, actress and film-maker. Chin-Ning Chu’s work "effectively communicated ancient pearls of wisdom through a clear contemporary lens," and has become “a must read for working women who want to take a holistic, high road approach to building their careers.” After her book, The Art of War for Women, Chin-Ning became one of the foremost speakers on the practical application of Sun Tzu's Art of War and a promoter of strategic thinking as the core competency among leaders of government and corporations worldwide.
From her article, ‘Dances in the Lion’s Mouth,” Chu wrote, “Live well, act well, do the right thing in good times and in bad. You need not pursue joy; instead, if you faithfully practice … your happiness will indeed pursue you. You will then come to see that state of consciousness in which the joy in your heart will become uncontainable; like a dam ready to burst. In my most sincere honesty, I tell you that such happiness of the heart is available to everyone when they practice dancing in the lion’s mouth.”