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By XU ZHAO in New York | China Daily | Updated: 2020-12-30 06:48Shirley Young, a pioneer for Asian businesswomen, a diplomatic daughter, entrepreneur and patron of the arts died Saturday in New York.

In her later decades, Young, who was an accomplished pianist, became an ardent supporter of the arts, which she believed have the power to transcend ideological boundaries.

In 1990, Young helped establish the Committee of 100, together with other prominent Chinese Americans, including the late architect I.M.

At the time of her death, Young was completing a professional memoir titled From an Outsider to an Insider: Getting to Win-Win.

In one of her previous interviews, Young recalled answering questions from her potential employers about her long-term goal.

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