LIN Daw-Sheng, born in Changhua in 1934, is an indigenous studies scholar and a composer. He attended Hualien Teachers' Junior College (now known as National Hualien University of Education), where he developed the interest in composing and researching indigenous music. From a family unable to provide sufficient financial support, LIN studied music mostly on his own. He had taught first at the elementary school and later at the university for 48 years between 1951 and 1999. He so far has composed more than 1000 pieces in various genres. Form 1989 up until now his life has centered at composing and researching indigenous music.