TUNG Yung-Shen was a composer of Chinese music. He was born in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China in 1932 and died in Taipei in 2012. He left Nanchang City and headed for Taiwan in 1949 on the ship Zong Ding after being admitted to the Republic of China Naval Academy. He later received degrees from the Republic of China Naval Academy and from the music department of the Political Warfare Cadres Academy. He premiered his concerto for solo bandi (Chinese flute), titled Spring Dawn at Yang-Ming Mountain, in 1966 and also began teaching. Meanwhile, he dedicated himself to composing Chinese music and produced a great number of quality pieces. He founded both ZhongHua Chinese Orchestra and the Chinese music department at the National Academy of Arts (now known as National Taiwan University of Arts). He frequently led orchestras representing Taiwan on the international stage for the purpose of cultural exchange. He received the Sun Yat-Sen Literary Award, the National Award for Arts, and the Twentieth-Century Classical Chinese Music Award.