CHEN Ying (1933-) is a folk singer and traditional folk artist from Hengchun. In her childhood, she learned by osmosis from Chen Da, a friend of her father’s and a minstrel, who regularly visited and performed folk songs in her home. Further, her habit of humming at work laid the foundation for her ability of singing and improvising recitation in the future. But, due to material hardship, her musical talent remained unknown for the first half of her life, until she won the first prize in a ballad competition at a local temple gathering. With her enhanced confidence and interest in singing, she started a vivid career in singing and transmitting folk music. Since the 1990s, he has actively and extensively engaged in folk music activities. In 2008, the Pingtung County Government designated Hengchun folk ballads as an important intangible cultural heritage of the county, and CHEN’s role as a traditional folk artist became even more prominent. In addition to singing, she also teaches, promotes, and records folk songs. In 2019, CHEN Ying was awarded the Art Education Contribution Award by the Ministry of Education. In 2020, she was recognized by the Ministry of Culture as an important preserver of traditional performing arts, namely a “living national treasure”, an honor truly deserved by CHEN Ying, who has devoted her whole life to folk singing and, at the age of 90, actively endeavors to transmit and promote Hengchun folk songs.