Sun Ta-Chuan, or Paelabang danapan, his name in his mother tongue the Puyuma language, is of the Pinaski tribe in Taitung, is an educator and politician in Taiwan. He holds a doctoral degree in sinology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, a master’s degree in philosophy from Fu Jen Catholic University and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University. He is currently the vice president of Control Yuan and also the convener of the Committee on Human Rights Protection.
‘The existence of the aboriginal peoples reminds us that we should reconnect with nature and find in it a sense of belonging.’ Sun is from the Puyuma people and grew up as the fourth generation of a Catholic family, his religious beliefs has shaped his world view and his way of life deeply; however he struggles to find his story and the story of his people reflected in the larger Taiwanese world around him despite the Puyuma people having a population of more than ten thousand strong, and he is troubled by how the aboriginal peoples are often invisible or omitted from Taiwanese history.
Taiwan’s Gift To The World: The Worldview of An Aboriginal Person
Sun talks about Taiwan aboriginal peoples’ cultural heritage and their valuable experience as a part of their community and the Taiwanese multicultural society. The discussion will touch on aspects including: democratic politics, environmental protection, civic responsibilities, and multiculturalism.
Wong Kah Cane (Buffalo Chief Executive Officer)
Purple Cane Tea Square, Shaw Parade (1st Floor)