During the eight year tenure, both the number of books published annually and the annual sales increased dramatically as title numbers went up sixfold and sales revenues climbed fivefold, which laid down a solid foundation for the company to go public shortly thereafter.
The first to introduce Milan Kundera, Italo Calvino, and Haruki Murakami to Taiwan. All of them became literary phenomenons.
Under my direction, China Times became the first Taiwan publishing house to go international and was also the first to organize the Taiwan Publishers’ Pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which lead to a long friendship with then Frankfurt Book Fair President, Mr. Peter Weidhaas.
Created the series, Brain Turner, which hit a milestone with 6 million copies in sales.
Many local Taiwan authors, such as Tsai Chi-chung, Zhu De-yong, and Ao Yio-shiang, became top bestsellers in China later.
At the end of March 1996, left China Times. The last book published while there was Emotional Intelligence, which reached a record high of 700,000 copies in sales.