Graduate, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 1953; postgraduate diploma, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 1956.
Researcher/lecturer, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 1953-1960;
lecturer/professor, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 1960-1974;
lecturer, Control and China Conservatory of Music, 1964-1965;
lecturer/professor, Nanjing (China) Conservatory, since 1974;
external evaluation professor, Kingston Polytechnic, United Kingdom, 1992. Executive director 1st National Conference on Ethnomusicology, China, 1980. Lecturer on conferences in Nanjing, 1980, 83, Beijing, 1982, Nanzhang, 1982, Guaiyang,1984, Chuanzhou, 1984, Jiangzhou, 1986, Shanghai, 1987, London, 1988, Hong Kong, 1993, Syracuse (New York) U., 1993.
Honorary professor ShenYang Conservatory of Music, 1992.
Member Chinese Musician's Association, Musical Aesthetics Society.
Married Ren-Hui Fang, August 15, 1959. Children: Theresa, Fei.