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Liu Jinghuan
Liu Jinghuan
Liu Jinghuan in October 2012, aged 112.
Birth: 17 March 1900?
Sichuan, Qing dynasty (now China)
Death: 13 January 2014
Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Age: 113 years, 302 days?
Country: ChinaCHNTaiwanTWN

Liu Jinghuan [Traditional Chinese: 劉鏡寰, also translated as Liu Ching-huan] (17 March 1900? – 13 January 2014) was a Chinese-Taiwanese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Liu Jinghuan claimed to have been born around Chengdu, in Sichuan, Qing dynasty (now China) on 17 March 1900 (12 years before the Republic of China; however, several articles says 1899). Reportedly, there weren't birth certificates in Sichuan at this time.

Liu came in Taiwan in 1949 with her husband and the Kuomintang. Later being widowed, she converted to Buddhism at Foguang Temple, in Mount Guangyin. Her Dharma name is Shi Daoyong [Traditional Chinese: 釋道永]. She is vegetarian.

In 1999, Liu moved to the nursing home "Huai'en" in Puli Township. In October 2012, she was reported to be able to read without glasses, and to have a sharp memory.

Following the death of 113-year-old Lin Zhaozhi on 11 December 2013, Liu became the oldest living person in Taiwan. In October 2013, although her state has deteriorated, she was reported to still be clear-minded.

Liu Jinghuan died of heart and lung failure in Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan on 13 January 2014, at the claimed age of 113 years, 302 days.

Potential Longevity Records

If validated, she would have been the tenth-oldest living person in the world. She would also have been the third-oldest living woman in Asia, after Misao Okawa and a 113-year-old anonymous woman.