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Dao Ming Cheng (Chinese: 道明誠; pinyin: Dàomíng Chēng) was the father of Zhuang and Si. He was co-president of Dao Ming Group with his wife, Feng. Cheng lived in New York City with his wife to operate the company. They rarely saw their children, particularly Si who lived alone at their home in Taipei.


Cheng was born into the wealthy Dao Ming family. As an adult, he married Feng and had two children, Zhuang and Si.[1] Cheng and his wife were co-presidents of Dao Ming Group.[2] They lived New York City for the company's operations and rarely saw Si, who lived in their mansion in Taipei.[3] Cheng asked Si several times to come to New York and continue his studies there. Si refused but eventually agreed. However, when he finally came to New York, Si turned around and went right back to Taiwan.[4]

Personality and traits[]

His personality was suggested to be similar to Si's after a business rival exclaimed "Like father, like son!" The rival had attempted to get to Cheng through Si, who refused to talk business with him. Cheng and Feng were both successful at their jobs, but at the expense of their children. They rarely saw either of them.[3]


Cheng (誠)[2] can mean "sincere," "honest," "indeed," etc.[5] His surname, Dao Ming (道明), contains two characters from his manga counterpart's name. The characters mean "way," "path," or "road" (道),[6] and "bright," "clear," or "manifest" (明).[7]

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Meteor Garden (2001-02) characters
Main characters

Dao Ming Si | Dong Shan Cai | Hua Ze Lei | Mei Zuo | Xi Men | Ye Sha

Supporting characters

Ah De | Ah Lun | Ah Mei | Ah Song | Ah Yuan | Aisa | Bai He | Chen Qing He | Da Xin | Dao Ming Feng
Dao Ming Zhuang | He Yuan Zi | Li Zhen | Mi Mi | Sha Ge | Shan Cai's father | Shan Cai's mother | Teng Tang Jing
Qian Hui | Xi Men's father | Xi Men's mother | Xiao Geng | Xiao Shun | Xiao You | Xin Xin | Ya Men | Yi Lin
Yin Xiao Qiao | Ms. Yu | Zhang Xiao Hong

Minor characters

Ah Shu | Ah Xiang | Ah Yan | Aisa's mother | Dao Ming Cheng | Feng's sister | Fortuneteller | Gao | Jing's parents
Landlady | Lei's date | Lei's father | Liu | Liu Shu Hao | Mai | Mei Jia | Mei Zuo's date | Mei Zuo's mother | Principal
Professor | Qing Yong | Si's grandfather | Shan Cai's boss | Thomas | Wang Xiao Long | Xi Men's date | Xiao Nan
Xiao Shun's friend | Xiao Touh | Xiao You's father | Xiao You's mother | Xu Shao Yang | Yu Tian | Yuan Zi's father
Yuan Zi's mother | Zhong Ze | Zhuang's ex-boyfriend | Zhuang's husband