Lo Sun "Lotus" Perry established the Chinese language program at Puget Sound and continues to teach Chinese language and culture. She is a strong believer that the purpose of learning a language is to enable students to understand and compare the mind-sets, attitudes, and value systems of different cultures. She regularly immerses students in Chinese culture by organizing activities such as celebrations of the Lunar New Year, cultural dinner nights, tea presentations, and Chinese Conversation Hour. Perry co-authored the Chinese language textbook Taiwan Today: An Intermediate Course, which was published in the United States and Taiwan. She currently serves as an adviser to the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington State and has led workshops on language pedagogy, assessment and technology. Perry has served as a longtime director on the board of the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, and as an event organizer for the Tacoma Moon Festival.
B.A, Tunghai University-Taiwan, 1984; M.A., University of Washington, 1986