Scientology Mission News

Taiwan's Turning Point

With Modern history of Taiwan going back circa 1590, the first western ship passed by the island and Dutch navigator, Jan Huygen van Linschoten, exclaimed, "Ilha Formosa," meaning, "Beautiful Island," which became Taiwan's name for the next four centuries. Some 350 years later pioneers of the future (Scientology Mission Directors) have set their goals leveled on a spiritual platform for the entire society to free the people of Taiwan in the truest sense of the words.

One such pioneer, Dr. Oliver Hsueh, first came into contact with Scientology in 1992 when, as a fifth-year medical student, he came across an Oxford Capacity Analysis test. When he received his results, he was amazed with its accuracy and enrolled on the Dianetics Seminar at the local Scientology Mission of Taichung. Having trained on delivering Dianetics auditing, he began auditing patients and fellow doctors and with miracle results occurring one after the other, a new Dianetics group was born in Taiwan!

Rapidly expanding his team of co-auditors from 40 to more than 200, Oliver began organizing for the next phase: the opening, in April 1995, of the Scientology Mission of Kaohsiung, staffed by doctors and nurses themselves. Oliver has continued on his goal to help bring Scientology to the peoples of Taiwan and is now the Mission Director of Taichung, Kaohsiung and Pingtung Missions.

It has been a whirlwind of expansion for Scientology in Taiwan ever since, now with more than 26 groups and 14 Scientology missions established throughout the land; including the following missions: Taichung, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Capital, Tainan, Pingtung, Chia-Yi, Tao-Yuan, Feng-Yuan, Gung-Du, Dong-Chi, Da-An, Yung-Kang and the most recent mission in Chang-Hua on the west coast of Taiwan.