Father Daniel Ross was major sociology reformer
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Jesuit Father Daniel Ross (羅四維), a former dean of Fu Jen Catholic University’s (輔仁大學) sociology department, died Saturday aged 84, a week after receiving Taiwanese citizenship, reports said.
Taiwan recently changed naturalization laws to allow a limited number of individuals from overseas to hold dual citizenship. Most of the beneficiaries so far have been Catholic missionaries who have spent decades in the country.
Ross was born in the state of Wisconsin in 1933 and arrived in Taiwan in 1960 following his studies at Loyola University in California.
He started by taking Chinese language classes in Hsinchu and then went on to teach English in Changhua County before leaving to study three years in the Philippines. After returning to Taiwan in 1966, he became a priest in Hsinchu. [FULL STORY]