明立國，民族音樂學者，長期投入臺灣原住民音樂研究。1952 年出生於花蓮縣 鳳林鎮。1980 年淡江大學畢業後，全心投入臺灣在地音樂研究；1996 年取得香港中文大學民族音樂學碩士。曾多次主持大型臺灣原住民之國家文化研究計劃， 並擔任大型藝文展演製作暨主持人。現任南華大學民族音樂系專任副教授暨通識教育中心主任。
Ming Li-kuo, born in 1952 in Linfong, Hualien, is a thenomusciologist with a long-term dedication to research in indigenous tribal music in Taiwan. Since she graduated from Tamkang University in 1980, Lin has fully devoted himself to studying local music in Taiwan. In 1996, he received MSc in Musicology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ming has led many national cultural research projects on indigenous peoples in Taiwan and served as producer/master of ceremony of large-scaled art and cultural performances and exhibitions. Ming is currently full-time Associate Professor of Department of Ethnomusicology and Director of General Education, Nanhua University.