Zhang Zhentao was born in 1955, native of Shandong. In 1995, he obtained a doctorate in literature from the Chinese Academy of Arts, and in 2001, he received a doctorate in philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Monographs: "Study on Musical Rhythm of Shengguan Phoneme", "Drumbling Music Club in Rural Rituals and Customs in Jizhong", collection of essays "Zhuye Qilulu".
He is a researcher of the Institute of Music, a doctoral tutor, a member and director of the Chinese Musicians Association, and an international judge of UNESCO's "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". He used to be the curator of the "Chinese Music Archive" of the Music Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Arts, the deputy editor of the "Chinese Music Yearbook", the deputy editor of the "Chinese Musical Instruments Guide", and the assistant researcher of the "Chinese Traditional Ritual Music Research Program" of the Department of Music of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
"Music Theoretical Research on the Problems of Chinese Traditional Music" (40,000 words), published in the first issue of "Chinese Musicology" in 1989 and the fourth issue of "Huang Zhong" in 1990; Hesheng·Chaosheng·Yusheng) and Guanmiao Phoneme Design Principles (20,000 words), in the fourth issue of "Chinese Musicology" in 1995; In 1996, the second issue of "Chinese Musicology"; "Different Specifications of Pipes with Different Palaces of Sheng System" (15,000 words), in the third issue of "Music Learning and Research" in 1996; "He·chao·yu, Sheng Discrimination (20,000 words), serialized "Huang Zhong", the fourth issue in 1996 and the first issue in 1997; "Talking about Qingshang Scales and Tuning from the Instrument Spectrum and Rhythm" (15,000 words), published in 1998 (Central Music The fourth issue of Journal of the Academy; "Huang Zhonglu Gao of Advocating Music Types" (6,000 words), contained in the fourth issue of "Yiyuan" in 1997; "From the Preservation and Change of Shengguan Phonemes on the Evolution of Traditional Music" (7,000 words) Characters), published in the first issue of "Journal of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Arts" in 1997; "Ying Lu Instrument - Sheng" (5,000 words), published in "Chinese Music" and the second issue in 1998; "Yi Guan" "Position" (10,000 words), in the third issue of "Journal of Xinghai Conservatory of Music" in 1998. In 1994, he participated in the research project "Census and Research on Folk Concerts in the Central Hebei, Beijing and Tianjin Areas" funded by the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. And successively published the "Census Record of Folk "Concerts" in Central Hebei, Beijing and Tianjin (20,000 words), serialized in "Chinese Music Yearbook" 1994, 1995 and 1996; Statistics and Related Issues - One of Hebei, Beijing and Tianjin Sheng and Wind Music Research (20,000 words), in the second issue of "Music Research" in 1997; ), contained in the first issue of "Chinese Musicology" in 1998; "Music Research on the Phoneme of Cloud Gongs - Hebei, Beijing and Tianjin Sheng, Wind Music and Bell Research No. 3" (20,000 words), contained in "Music Humanities Narrative" in 1997.