Dr. Sun is currently the Commissioner of the Provincial
Department of Agriculture and Forestry in Taiwan. He also
maintains a professorship at the National Chung Hsing
University, where he teaches a graduate course in breeding
plants for disease-resistance. Dr. Sun is also an active member
and former president of the Plant Protection Society of the
Republic of China and the Agricultural Association of China.
He was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in
Taiwan by Jaycees International in 1975.
He began his professional career as a research assistant at the
Tainan District Agricultural Improvement Station. He joined
the Chinese-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction
in 1967. Dr. Sun became Deputy Director General of the
Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center in 1980.
His excellent managerial skills made it one of the most viable
international agricultural research centers in Asia despite a
prevailing financial crisis in the country. He also served as
Division Chief for the Council of Agricultural Planning and
Development and Commissioner of the Taiwan Provincial
Under his leadership, the annual use of pesticides in Taiwan
was dramatically reduced from 40,000 tons in 1988 to less than
30,000 tons in 1990, without significant reduction in production.
His dedication and forward-looking direction for his country's
agriculture have earned him the respect and trust of both
government officials and the farming population. Dr. Sun has
been cited several times by the government of Taiwan for his