CHUANG Yung-Ming (1942-2020) is a music writer and a historian. He was born in 1942 at Dadaocheng, Taipei and was a neighbor of the famous lyricist Li Lin-Chiu. He was very interested in traditional folk songs as well as collecting historical artifacts since childhood, thus making up his mind to dedicate himself to the research of Taiwanese history. After graduating from Taipei Business Vocational School, now known as National Taipei University of Business), he worked as an accountant for the Taiwan Telecommunication Industry Company until 1994. Since 1970, he began to write articles and served as a columnist at major Taiwanese newspapers such as China Times and Taiwan Shin Sheng Daily News. His first book Taiwan No.1 was published in 1983, creating a cultural phenomenon in the period of martial law in Taiwan. He threw himself into the compilation of Taiwanese folk songs and proverbs since 1980 while getting acquainted with significant musicians such as LU Chuan-Sheng. He had published over 60 books, including the main ones such as Memories of Taiwanese Songs, Nostalgic Taiwanese Songs and Finding the Roots of Taiwanese Folk Songs, etc. He was selected as one of the 200 Most Influential People of the Millennium in Taiwan by the CommonWealth Magazine, and his collection of Taiwanese folk culture was regarded as one of the biggest in Taiwan.