WU Ting-Lien, born in Tainan City in 1950, is a composer. WU received his bachelor’s degree from Taiwan Provincial Tainan Junior Teachers’ College (now known as National University of Tainan), his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University, and his doctoral degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as Associate Professor in Soochow University in 1987–88 and in the Institute of Music at National Chiao Tung University from 1988–92. From 1992–2006 he was a professor in NCTU and from 2000–2002 the chair of the Institute of Music at NCTU. From 1988–1990 he was also the director of the electronic music studio of NCTU. Since 2006 WU has taught in the music department at Soochow University. WU’s musical works are regularly nominated and selected in competitions held by the Ministry of Culture. WU also has been frequently commissioned to compose. His music has been performed nationwide and worldwide, including in countries such as the USA, Germany, France, Korea, and China. In addition to being awarded for his compositions, WU has also received several awards from the Ministry of Science and Technology for his music research.