ZHENG Bao-heng was born in February 1924 in Taiyuan, Shanxi province and passed away of illness on November 17, 2007 in Tianjin. In 1944, he was admitted to the Northwest Conservatory of Xian majoring in violin. In 1949, he was transferred to the Central Conservatory in Beijing and further studied the violin. He also studied yangqin and gaohu on Cantonese music under famous virtuoso FENG Yong-kang. In 1950, he graduated in Central Conservatory and became a teacher of the conservatory. In 1953, he developed the 1st set of grand yangqin in chromatic scale of four octaves in China. In 1961, he was transferred to the Tianjin Conservatory until his retirement. He has composed the Spring Comes to River Huai, Spring Morning on the River Bank, The Petrel, Happy Life for Ever, etc. He also wrote books and had his yangqin pieces published in collection.