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"Wealth is only skin-deep and it hinders Si from making friends. He had no friends before Xi Men, Lei, and Mei Zuo. It made him a proud man, difficult to get along with. It might also be attributed to the way I handled him. As a girl, I returned violence with violence. Though I'm hard on him, I love him a lot."
—Zhuang to Shan Cai[src]

Dao Ming Zhuang (Chinese: 道明莊; pinyin: Dàomíng Zhuāng) was the older sister of Dao Ming Si. She was the only daughter of Dao Ming Feng and Cheng. After marrying her husband, she moved to Switzerland and then the United States. Zhuang returned to Taipei to help her brother and Dong Shan Cai, whose relationship she supported.


Early life[]

Zhuang was born into the wealthy Dao Ming family as the first child of her parents, Feng and Cheng. Her parents were co-presidents of Dao Ming Group and lived in New York.[4] Zhuang and her younger brother, Si, lived in Taipei. His sister's influence shaped much of Si's personality.[5] At some point, she left Taiwan to study aboard.[6]

Young adulthood[]

Zhuang graduated in the sixteenth class of Ying De Academy.[3] At some point, her mother forced her to break up with her boyfriend in order to make a more prospective match for Dao Ming Group.[7] After marrying her husband sometime in 2000, she resided in Switzerland[8] before moving to the United States.[3]

Helping Si and Shan Cai[]

In 2001, Liu, the Dao Mings butler, contacted Zhuang to ask her to return to Taiwan. Si had had his heart broken by his first love, Dong Shan Cai, and had become destructive. The day of her arrival, Zhuang woke up Si in the middle of the night. The next morning, Zhuang brought Shan Cai to the mansion to talk.[5] The following day, Zhuang cornered Chen Qing He who told her about Si's plans to have Shan Cai and Hua Ze Lei expelled. She thwarted his plans and instead suggested a basketball match to settle things. Zhuang acted as referee. Si, whose team was winning, ended up quitting at the last second. The following day, Si told Zhuang about his decision to join their parents in New York. Zhuang boarded the plane with Si. He attempted to get off, but Zhuang stopped him with a punch.[3]

When Si inevitably returned to Taiwan, Zhuang sent word to the F4, who immediately went to his house.[9] Zhuang later contacted Xi Men and Mei Zuo, asking them to support Si. She hoped that he would not be "manipulated [by Feng] like she was."[10] Sometime later, Zhuang returned to Taiwan again to help Si. She found him starving himself and her mother forcing him to marry He Yuan Zi. Zhuang criticized her mother and revealed that she regretted giving up her past love. In the morning, the servants informed her that her mother had returned to New York.[2]

Physical appearance[]

Zhuang was a pretty and sophisticated woman. She had long black hair, almost the length of Shan Cai's hair, and dark brown eyes. Zhuang wore trendy, fashionable clothes that were presumably name brand.

Personality and traits[]

Despite being a kind and caring person, Zhuang had a tendency towards violence. She took the tough love approach when dealing with her younger brother, saying "As a girl, I returned violence with violence." Zhuang admitted that this perhaps was not the best way to handle Si. Overall, she was a very considerate and a fun to be around person.


Her surname, Dao Ming (道明) contains the first two characters from her manga counterpart's surname. 道 means "way," "path," or "road,"[11] and 明 means "bright," "clear," or "manifest."[12] Her first name, Zhuang (莊), has no correlation to her manga counterpart. It has various meanings, including "villa," "village," "main road," etc.[13]

Behind the scenes[]

Boys Over Flowers Wiki has 3 images related to Dao Ming Zhuang.


See also: Category:Tsubaki Domyoji portrayals

Character notes

  • On the official website, her given name is incorrectly spelled (樁).[15]



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