Doris Brougham

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Dr. Doris Brougham

Doris M. Brougham (Chinese: 彭蒙惠) (born 1926) is a Taiwanese educator and Christian missionary. Studio Classroom (空中英語教室), the English teaching program Brougham founded in 1962, has taught English to hundreds of thousands of native Chinese speakers throughout the world. Brougham also founded Overseas Radio and Television Inc.(救世傳播協會), a Taiwanese Christian media outlet.


Born in August 5, 1926 Seattle, Washington, Brougham earned a B.A. in Far East Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1948.[1] She then declined a scholarship from the Eastman School of Music and traveled by ship to China. After witnessing the Chinese Civil War, she moved to Taiwan in 1951.

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In 1994, she established the Doris Brougham Scholarship to provide financial assistance to high school students with good grades in English, as well as college and graduate students majoring in English or Mass Communications.[2]

Brougham was awarded the Order of the Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon—the nation's highest non-military decoration—and was made an honorary civil servant of the highest level by then-President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) in 2002. [3][4] Brougham was one of the first four foreigners to receive Permanent Resident Status in the ROC.[5][6]

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