Former Tsing Hua University president dies aged 86

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/09/12
By: Kuan Rui-ping, Lee Shu-hua and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Shen Chun-shan (沈君山), a former president of National Tsing

Shen Chun-shan (沈君山) / photo courtesy of National Tsing Hua University

Hua University in Hsinchu City, northern Taiwan, passed away Wednesday at the age of 86 at Mackay Memorial Hospital’s Hsinchu branch, the university said in a statement.

The retired academic was admitted to the hospital Sept. 5 suffering from fever and a swollen belly. After a colonoscopy, doctors found a twisted and necrotic section in Shen’s intestine, the statement said.

After treatment, Shen showed signs of recovery, but a few days later doctors found that his intestines had ruptured.

Shen’s son Shen Hsiao-chin (沈曉津), a physician, decided along with his mother that they would not consent to a suggested invasive surgical procedure so that the patient, who had already been bedridden for many years, could die in peace, the statement said.

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