|Venerable Tzu Jung Shih, Acting President, BLIA World Headquarters|
Venerable Tzu Jung (Suh-Jen Wu) is a graduate of Japan’s Bukkyo University majoring in social welfare and has received an honorary doctorate degree from University of the West. She is a current member of Fo Guang Shan’s Religious Affairs Committee, secretary general of Buddha’s Light International Association, acting president of BLIA ROC, president of Fo Guang Shan Devotee University, managing director of Fo Guang Shan Compassion Foundation, executive officer of Humanistic Education and Culture Foundation, publisher of the Universal Gate Buddhist Journal, and chief executive officer of Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center.
She is truly a multi-talented monastic. In 1974, she received a national award for outstanding contributions for social welfare, and in 2000 and 2003, awards for social merit from the Ministry of Education.