Chang Yuan-jung has been fond of boxing since his boyhood.
He joined the Hung-Sheng Lion-Dance Theater when he
was 12 years old and began to beat the big drum and
the dance big-head Buddha, linking him to the lion-dancing
art. After he was inducted as a formal member of the
theater, he trained himself into a skillful lion dancer.
By 18, he had not only become a masterful lion dancer
and drummer, but also learned with great masters how
to repair and make lions.
In 1988, Chang Yuan-jung gave up his other business
and dedicated himself fully to the art of lion dance.
He formed the Hung-Sheng Lion-Dance Theater. Two years
later, he won from the Ministry of Education the Heritage
Award, a great honor. Since then, he has never ceased
to improve his skills, costumes, and lion costumes.
He carries on the traditional folk art by training young
people. His theater has been invited by the national
Council for Cultural Affairs to perform on a number
of occasions, including local art festivals, folk-art
nights, and National Day celebrations. At present, his
theater is the most representative lion-dance troupe