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葉美景,北管先生、北管藝師;1905 年出生於臺中,2002 年逝世。十二歲與著名北管藝師王錦坤學習北管,蘆溝橋事變時被日本政府徵調赴中國當兵,退役後仍繼續以北管教學為業,五十歲之後遷居臺北,以小本生意維生,及至年逾七十之齡,又投入北管教學活動,因教授嚴格而有「惡人仙」的稱號。曾獲教育部民族藝術薪傳獎北管項目。

YE Mei-Jing was born in Taichung in 1905. He is a beiguan master and artisan. He studied beiguan with Wang Jin-Kun at the age of 12. After the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in the late 1930s, he was sent to serve as a soldier for the Japanese in China. After retiring from the army, he continued to work as a beiguan teacher. Ye moved to Taipei after turning 50, and subsisted by running a small business until he was in his 70s, which was when he started participating in beiguan activities again. He was given the nickname “demon teacher” because of his strict teaching style. Ye was awarded the Ministry of Education’s National Art Education Award for beiguan. He endured brain damage after falling down and died in 2002.