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?|
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
- Incomplete Dates (Age 108 and Older) from China (not updated since 2011)
- 8月統計 投縣百歲人瑞27人 最高齡110歲 Epoch Times, 24 September 2008
- 劉鏡寰（114歲）／讀經不輟 凡事隨緣不求滿 Health UDN, 8 February 2011/23 September 2014
- 112歲劉鏡寰 少生氣7分飽活得老 China Times, 5 October 2011
- 劉鏡寰法喜充滿福慧綿綿 Pixnet (痞客邦), 12 October 2011
- 內 政 統 計 通 報 101年第42週 Ministry of the Interior, 21 October 2012
- 全國最長壽 超級人瑞113歲 China Times, 21 October 2012
- 1899年出生吃齋唸佛耳聰目明島內最長壽人瑞113歲 Blog UDN, 25 October 2012
- 114歲劉鏡寰 全台最老 Liberty Times Net, 5 October 2013
- 全台最老人瑞劉鏡寰逝世 享嵩壽115歲 Liberty Times Net, 13 January 2014
- Taiwan's oldest person dies aged 115 Focus Taiwan, 13 January 2014
- 一生禮佛 全國最老人瑞115歲辭世 Liberty Times Net, 14 January 2014