Teng Tang Jing (Chinese: 藤堂靜; pinyin: Téngtáng Jìng) was the daughter of Teng Corporation's CEO. She was good friends with the F4 members, especially Hua Ze Lei. Jing studied at Ying De Academy and overseas in France. She later forgoed her family's fortune to settle permanently in France and complete her doctorate in law.
Jing was born in 1977 as the only child of the CEO of Teng Corporation. When Hua Ze Lei, Dao Ming Si, Xi Men, and Mei Zuo were in kindergarten, Jing became their friend and acted like an older sister towards them. She was particularly close to Lei, who had issues at the time during social situations. Jing comforted him whenever he cried, gradually drawing him out of his shell.
Jing went to study abroad in France. While there, she participated in a beauty contest and won the title of "Miss Teen France."
Return to Taiwan
- "Your business empire is not mine. I want to carve out my own career and fulfill my own dreams. From now on, I'll stop playing doll to Teng Corporation. Gorgeous dresses and beautiful hairstyles are not important to me. From now on, I want to be myself."
- —Jing decides to pursue her dreams[src]
When Jing returned to Taiwan, she went to Ying De Academy where she was greeted by the F4. They brought Jing to their favorite bar. The guys teased Lei for being quiet. Jing asked him "What's wrong?" He admitted that he was bothered by her modelling photos. She explained it was just her job, but was happy about his concerns. The next day after lunch, Lei protected a girl, Dong Shan Cai, from some bullies which angered Si. Jing brought Shan Cai to the girls' room to clean up. Jing later accompanied the F4 on a cruise during spring break. She helped Shan Cai get ready for a party held that night. The next night, Jing questioned Lei on whether he had feelings for Shan Cai. Lei was hurt and told Jing that he actually liked her, before kissing her. After a while, Lei asked "Why aren't you bothered at all?". She assured him that "some things just happen naturally."
On her twenty-fourth birthday, a lavish party was held for her. Jing announced her plan to return to France, where she would continue her education and complete her doctorate in law. She also said she planned "to serve the poor for the rest of [her] life" and that she would no longer be the "doll" of her father's company. The next day, Shan Cai tried to convince Jing to stay for Lei's sake. Jing had made up her mind about her future and Shan Cai understood her feelings. Shan Cai and the F4, excluding Lei, said goodbye to her at the airport.
Back in France
Shortly after returning to France, Jing was joined by Lei. They lived in Paris together and presumably dated for a short time. Jing soon became busy with school and her part-time job at a law firm. Lei was often left alone and eventually decided to go back to Taiwan, despite still loving Jing. At the time, there were rumors about Jing's engagement to a Frenchman. It was later reported that they broke up.
Being a model, Jing was generally considered beautiful by most people. She won a beauty contest while studying in France. Shan Cai described her as pretty, pointing out her "doll"-like eyebrows and good complexion. Jing had long, dark brown hair. At her birthday party, Jing cut off most of hair to show her determination in abandoning her rich lifestyle. She subsequently styled it in a short bob.
Personality and traits
Jing was noted for being smart and talented, knowing how to play five kinds of instruments and holding a navigation license. Additionally, she was known as a kind and generous person. She easily made friends due to her approachability. Unlike some of her wealthy peers, Jing made no distinction between socioeconomic classes. In fact, her privileged status in life made her feel like a "doll." Jing gave up her life in favor of carving out her own path. A strong and determined person, she stood firm on her decisions after making up her mind.
Behind the scenes
- See also: Category:Shizuka Todo portrayals
- Teng Tang Jing is portrayed by Taiwanese actress, Winnie Chien in Meteor Garden (2001) and Meteor Garden II (2002).
- Chinese actress Sun Yi Han portrays Jing in the Meteor Garden remake (2018).
|Meteor Garden (2001)|
|Meteor Rain (2001)|
|Meteor Garden II (2002)|
|Meteor Garden (2001) characters|