Sun Ta-chuan

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Sun Ta-chuan
Paelabang danapan in 2015 TIBE.JPG
Vice President of Control Yuan
Assumed office
1 August 2014
President Chang Po-ya
Preceded by Chen Jinn-lih
Minister of Council of Indigenous Peoples of the Republic of China
In office
10 September 2009 – 1 August 2013
Deputy Hung Liang-chuan
Hsu Ming-yuan
Lin Chiang-yi
Preceded by Chang Jen-hsiang
Succeeded by Lin Chiang-yi
Personal details
Born 18 December 1953 (1953-12-18) (age 63)
Nationality Republic of China
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Fu Jen Catholic University
Catholic University of Louvain

Sun Ta-chuan (Chinese: 孫大川; pinyin: Sūn Dàchuān), also known as Paelabang Danapan[1] in the Puyuma language, is an educator and politician in Taiwan. He served as the Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of the Executive Yuan from 2009 to 2013, and has been Vice President of the Control Yuan since 2014. He is a member of the Puyuma tribe in Taiwan.[2][3]


Sun received his bachelor's degree in Chinese literature from National Taiwan University, and bachelor's degree in philosophy from Fu Jen Catholic University. He then earned his doctoral degree in sinology from Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.[4]

Early career[edit]

Before entering the political world, Sun was a professor at the National Chengchi University in Taipei.[5]