Wu Rung-Shun, born in 1955 in a traditional Hakka family in Yuli, Hualien, is a musicologist with a long-term devotion to studying indigenous music in Taiwan and significant experience in Han-Chinese music in Taiwan, Asian music and world music. He was deeply influenced by Dr. Hsu Tsang-houei while studying at the National Taiwan Normal University. Later on, Wu went for advanced studies in France and came back as the first Taiwanese to receive a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Paris X - Nanterre. He was full-time professor at Department of Music and Institute of Musicology, Taipei University of Arts, Director of Department of Traditional Music of that university, and Dean of Music Colledge of Taipei University of Arts. Currently, he is the director of National Center for Traditional Arts.