Sun Ta-chuan (1953 - ) was born in Beinan Township in Taidong County. His Taiwanese indigenous name is Paelabang Danapan. After graduating from Department of Chinese Literature at National Taiwan University, he took master’s degrees from Graduate Institute of Philosophy at Fu Jen Catholic University and Sinology Institute of Leuven University, Belgium. Currently an associate professor of Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature at National Chengchi University, he also serves as Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan, and as president of the Taiwan Indigenous Literary Writers’ Association. His works include Long Time Wine, Ethnic Groups Caught in Construction, The world of mountains and the sea and many others. Sun is also the editor-inchief of the Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples Myths and Legends Series and many other indigenous anthologies. This translated anthology contains nineteen essays, personally selected by the author from Long Time Wine, Ethnic Groups Caught in Construction, The World of Mountains and the Sea and his research papers presented at conferences. This book is the first individual-based anthology of translated Taiwanese indigenous literary works published in Japan. The translator, Shimomura Sakujirō, currently a professor of Faculty of International Studies at Tenri University, Japan, has translated numerous indigenous literary works. He authored Knowing Taiwan through Its Literature and many other works related to Taiwanese literature research.