He was born in a farm in high moutains, in Taitung. He was a backer when he fall in love with cinema. In 1986, he was at a cinema workshop where he met his wife. To get money to make their films, they spent one year raising fruits in Li Shan. He directed various documentaries in video about life and relationship with nature. His first short film won a government subsidy: this way he could make a full length film based on his short. He played in many films. His first movie, A Drifting Life, was shown in 1996 in Cannes.