CHENG Rom-Shing (born in 1953) is a Hakka Pa-Yin performer and composer. He was growing up as the 5th generation of the renowned Miaoli Chen Family Pei-Kuan Pa-Yin Group. His grandfather is the notable Hakka musician Chen Ching-Sung and his grandmother the famous Hakka Opera actress Cheng Mei-Mei, from whom he inherited his family name. He is a talented singer since childhood and well versed in playing many traditional musical instruments, especially those in Pa-Yin music. In 1973, he was admitted to Soochow University as one of the first students of the Department of Music. Then he was transferred to the Department of Music at the College of Chinese Culture (now known as Chinese Culture University) in 1976 and became the first student to enroll in its Chinese Music Program while majoring in composition. He earned his master’s degree in music at National Taiwan Normal University in 1984 and PhD in Liberal Arts at the New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies in Hong Kong in 2015. He began to apply what he had learned in traditional and Western music to the teaching and composition of Hakka Opera since the 1990s. Moreover, he did not only serve as the president of National Taiwan College of Performing Arts and the professor of its Department of Taiwanese Opera, but also as the chairperson of the Association of Traditional Hakka Performance Arts. Being the founder of the famous Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe, he is regarded as an iconic figure of the Taiwanese Hakka music who plays an important role in the education, preservation and promotion of Hakka Opera as well as in its research and performance.