Dr. Hsu was born in central Taiwan. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Kyoto University, Japan in 1955. After returning home, Dr. Hsu was appointed as director of the Food and Drug Control Board of Taiwan Health Department, and has been a professor of pharmacy at many universities.
Dr. Hsu devoted his whole life to research and modernization of Chinese herbal extracts. He published more than 255 articles in scholarly journals, 36 TCM related books in Chinese and 23 books in English. Dr. Hsu's dedication and pioneering spirit have earned him the reputation as the "Father of Scientific Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan".