August 6, 1937|
Shanghai, Republic of China
|Died||January 29, 2011
Taipei, Republic of China
|Residence||Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco|
|Alma mater||University of Arizona|
|Spouse(s)||Capt. C.W. Seigrist (孫康威) (divorced)|
|Children||Steven Sun Seigrist (孫忠仁)
Jeffrey Lloyd Seigrist (孫忠傑)
Alan Daniel Seigrist (孫忠偉)
|Parents||Sun Fo and Lan-Yi|
Nora Sun (August 6, 1937 – January 29, 2011) was a Chinese American diplomat, businesswoman, and granddaughter of Republic of China founder Sun Yat-sen. She was the founder of the Hong Kong based Nora Sun Associates and a longtime resident of Shanghai, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Chinese-American entrepreneur Yue-Sai Kan called Nora Sun "Sino-US trade matchmaker".
- 1937: Born in Shanghai, China to Sun Fo and Shanghai property developer and socialite Lan-Yi.
- 1946: Kidnapped in Shanghai After her mother Lan Yi paid the kidnappers' ransom, she and her mother fled to Hong Kong when Mao's troops seized the family's villa.
- 1955: After graduating from High School, she became the youngest flight attendant to work for Taiwan based Civil Air Transport airline.
- 1957: Married American pilot and World War II Veteran in Taiwan. She followed her husband to Thailand, Japan, and Jordan.
- 1978: Received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Arizona. She later completed graduate studies at Babson College.
- 1986: Served as the commercial consul at the United States Consulate General in Guangzhou, China.
- 1989: Served as the commercial consul at the United States Consulate General in Shanghai, China.
- 1992: Served as the commercial counselor at the U.S. Embassy, Paris.
- 1994: Resigned from the State Department and founded Nora Sun Associates Ltd.
- 2010: Visited Taipei, Taiwan in order to attend the Taipei International Flora Exposition. Sun was severely injured in a car accident on her way to Taoyuan International Airport on January 1, 2011. She died as a result of the injuries on January 29.
- Sun, Nora (10/1/2001). An album in memory of Dr Sun Yat-sen: a great man and epoch-maker. Nanjing University Press. ISBN 7-305-03760-5. Check date values in:
- "Profile: Nora Sun". BBC News. October 15, 2010.
- Video on YouTube