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"As you know, Si has the responsibility to take over the family business. Being his mother, I have to ensure he doesn't behave inappropriately. His path of growth might be fraught with stumbling stones and ugly weeds. I have to get rid of them as fast as I can."
—Feng to Shan Cai and her mother[src]

Dao Ming Feng (Chinese: 道明楓; pinyin: Dàomíng Fēng) was the mother of Zhuang and Si. She and her husband were co-presidents of Dao Ming Group. Feng lived abroad in New York and rarely saw either of her children. She later became a major opponent to Si's relationship with Dong Shan Cai, causing her to come to Taipei more often.


Early life[]

Feng had a sister, whom she seemed to have little connection with. Her sister had a son named Qing Yong, who was around the same as her son.[1]

Adult life[]

Feng adopted her husband's, Dao Ming Cheng, last name upon marriage.[2] She became co-president of Dao Ming Group along side her husband.[3] Feng primarily operated one of their subsidiaries, The Maple Hotel, which was named for her.[2] For their business, she and her husband lived mostly in New York City and rarely saw their two children, Zhuang and Si, while they were growing up.[4] Later on, Feng forced Zhuang to break up with her boyfriend at the time and arranged her marriage to an heir of a wealthy family.[5]

Meeting Shan Cai[]


Feng after Shan Cai's mother pours flour on her

"How dare you! You have no right to decide! I picked Xiao Zi to be my daughter-in-law. That penniless girl, Shan Cai can forget about marrying you. It's not going to happen!"
—Feng angry at Si[src]

In 2001, Feng came to Taipei to attend Si's birthday party. She became angry at Dong Shan Cai for causing a commotion and asked Si to have her leave. He refused, saying that she was "important" to him. Hua Ze Lei lied about Shan Cai's background. However, Feng saw through him and requested for Shan Cai to play the piano.[6] Feng was then angered by Shan Cai's performance and proceeded to lecture Si and hit him. She yelled as the couple made their escape. The next day, Feng visited Shan Cai's home and attempted to bribe her with ten million dollars. Shan Cai's mother responded by dumping flour on Feng's hand. Feng subsequently switched tactics by arranging Si's engagement to He Yuan Zi. She then had for her secretary, Yu Tian, to bring Shan Cai when she introduced Si to his new fiancée.[2]

Feng later met with Lei and offered to help his father's company if he dated Shan Cai. He refused and warned Feng about putting pressure on Si. Sometime later, Yu Tian made a report to her about Si's and Xiao Zi's progress and that she had befriended Shan Cai. Feng speculated that Shan Cai was "scheming." Several days later, Si asked Feng to break off the engagement. She began arguing with Si, who eventually expressed that he wished he were not her son.[5] Feng later confronted Shan Cai after Xiao Zi's mother also requested to end the betrothal. She insulted Shan Cai who stood up for herself and ordered her to leave. Before leaving for London, Feng purchased all the property where Shan Cai lived. She also requested for the family's former head housekeeper, Ms. Yu, to return and take charge in her absence.[7]

Forcing Si and Shan Cai apart[]


Feng confronting Shan Cai

Yu Tian: "Madam, I suppose Miss Shan Cai has a reason for rejecting the money. She might want to replace you as the sole mistress of the Dao Ming family."
Feng: "I will not let her succeed. Yu Tian, didn't the report mention her childhood friends?"
— Feng begins a new plan to get rid of Shan Cai[src]

Upon returning from London, Feng learned that Shan Cai had been staying at the mansion. She attempted to force her out, but refrained when Yu Sao threatened to kill herself. Instead, Feng went after Shan Cai's friends, Xiao You and Chen Qing He. Xiao You's father was given a "dismissal in disguise", while Qing He's was nearly bankrupt.[8] Shan Cai confronted Feng and agreed to her terms by promising to break up with Si. Feng then reversed the damage, before leaving for New York.[9]

Shan Cai left Taipei, but eventually returned.[10] From New York, Feng sent two men to hire Ya Men. He was ordered to behave like Si and seduce Shan Cai. However, he developed feelings for her and ended the deal.[1] Yu Tian later reported that Si was still seeing Shan Cai. Feng implemented a new plan and locked Si in his room, after returning to Taiwan. She once again arranged for Si to marry Xiao Zi, in order to ensure an oil extraction project with her parents.[11] Her actions were heavily criticized by her daughter, Zhuang. Feng contemplated her daughter's words for a long time, before returning to New York and finally leaving Shan Cai and Si alone.[12]

Si post-college[]

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Physical appearance[]

She was a sharp businesswoman, which reflected in the way she presented herself. Feng regularly wore her brown hair in an out-of-the-way, yet elegant up do. She always dressed in business attire, which consisted of matching blazers and skirts. Her clothes ranged from tans and light pastels to flashy, bright colors, such as pink, blue, and yellow. Feng always paired her clothing with matching jewelry.

Personality and traits[]

Feng was overall an intimidating and and sometimes manipulative woman. Si's friend, Mei Zuo, described her as "domineering" and "snobbish" as well as having "no qualms about hurting anybody." As the co-president of a huge corporation, Feng was always busy with her work. Her primary focus was always on what was good for the business. As such, Feng appeared to have little maternal affection for her children. She rarely saw them and felt that they had "no right to decide" who they married. Ironically, Feng's manipulations regarding her children's relationships was how she showed she cared for them.


Feng (楓) means "maple."[13] It is the same character in her manga counterpart's given name. Feng's surname, Dao Ming (道明), contains two characters from her counterpart's last name. It means "way," "path," or "road" (道)[14] and "bright," "clear," or "manifest" (明).[15]

Behind the scenes[]

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See also: Category:Kaede Domyoji portrayals

Character notes

  • Though she does not appear in Meteor Rain (2001), Feng motivates Si's actions in the story.



See also[]

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