Bai Ling (Pai Ling, “white spirit”) is the pen name of Zhuang Zuhuang, who was born in Taipei. He graduated from Taipei Institute of Technology and received an M.S. in chemical engineering from Stevens College of Science and Engineering, New Jersey. Currently he is an associate professor at Taipei Institute of Technology.
Bai Ling joined the Grape Orchard Poetry Society, founded in 1962, and later the Grass Roots Poetry Society in the 1970s. In 1985 he cofounded the Poetry's Sound and Light Workshop with fellow poets Luo Qing and Du Shisan and experimented with multimedia presentations of poetry. He is also a cofounder of the Taiwan Poetics Quarterly. To date he has published four books of poetry, in addition to prose and literary criticism.