Sisy Wen Qian Chen has been praised publicly by the most famous political commentator, Li Ao, as the “most intelligent woman” and is recognized as the most experienced senior female media figure and politician in Taiwan.
In 1980, Sisy graduated from the National Taiwan University College of Law. After graduating from college, Sisy was actively involved in Taiwan’s democratic movement and was used to participate in activities outside the Democratic Party such as assisting non-party candidates run campaigns. During the time, Sisy was an important political force outside the party.
In 1987, Sisy traveled to the United States to further her study and earned her doctoral degree in the historical sociology program at The New School for Social Research in New York. Upon returning to Taiwan, Sisy took part as the chief of Cultural Publicity Department in DPP. However, Sisy resigned in 1998 due to clash of viewpoints in the party. In the same year, Sisy was named by Asia
Week as one of the twenty-five “Trend Making Figures” in Asia and she was the only Taiwanese that made it to the list.
Sisy has been conducting several television talk show programs that surrounded political, financial, and environmental issues, such as “Sisy Decode”, “Wen Qian’s World News” and “Wen Qian Idealistic World”, etc. In 2000, the Broadcasting Development Fund has honored Sisy as best radio host and most influential broadcaster.
In recent years, Sisy has shown concern in environmental issues by broadcasting related issues on her talk shows. In addition to that, she also acted as the producer of Taiwan’s first ever climate change documentary, ± 2℃ in 2010.