Poet / Zheng Chouyu
Zheng Chou-yu was born in Jinan, Shandong Province in 1933. He followed his father to Taiwan in 1949 and later left for the United States for his MFA in Creative Writing at the Iowa’s Writing Workshop. He has taught at the Iowa University, Yale, and at the Trinity University in Texas, where he founded the Sinology program. He has also taught at the Hong Kong University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Quemoy University (as Docent). He has been invited as guest lecturer to the National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National Taiwan Normal University. He is one of the most widely known modern poet writing in Chinese.
Singer / Yang Tze-Yun
Yang is an internationally-renowned artist with an expertise in Chinese art and calligraphy, sculpture and ceramics. He has studied vocal studies in the Netherlands. From 1994 to 1998, he studied philosophy at the University of Leuven, and later on got a Phd in history of art from the University of Ghent. He founded the Yang Tze-Yun’s Art Museum in Taiwan, which now has a new branch in Shouguang, Shandong. Yang has delved into the realm of improvisational recitation of poetry recently. He is great friends with Zheng Chou-yu.