Chyi Chin

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Chyi Chin
Chinese name 齊秦 (traditional)
Chinese name 齐秦 (simplified)
Pinyin Qí Qín (Mandarin)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Chê Chîn (Hokkien)
Ancestry Heilongjiang
Origin Taiwan
Born (1960-01-12) 12 January 1960 (age 54)
Taichung, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Genre(s) Rock, Mandopop
Instrument(s) Guitar, electric bass
Label(s) Reds Music Studio, Sony Music
Years active 1981–2002, 2010–present
Spouse(s) Sun Li Ya (m. 2010)
Partner(s) Joey Wong (1985–2002)
Children Bonnie Chyi
(b. March 25, 2011)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chyi.

Chyi Chin (simplified Chinese: 齐秦; traditional Chinese: 齊秦; pinyin: Qí Qín; born January 12, 1960 in Taichung, Taiwan), is a Taiwanese singer and songwriter.

Early life[edit]

When he was young, his father had a strict daily regimen of study that started at 5 am. His studies varied from English music and literature to classical Chinese literature and Tang Dynasty poetry. Chyi, however, did not enjoy reading. When he became a teenager, his father's push for education caused a strain on their relationship. Chyi joined a local gang in defiance of his father, and landed in jail for three years as a result of his decision. During his incarceration, Chyi Chin learned to be introspective and kept a diary. While in prison, he earned an appreciation for music. The prison had a guitar in the courtyard for the "juvenile delinquents’" recreation, and Chyi taught himself how to play on it.

After his release, Chyi Chin and his older sister, Chyi Yu, often sang together at home. Chyi Yu, by then already a famous singer, gave Chin his start in the field. Whenever she performed "The Olive Tree" (橄欖樹), she would tell the audience that her brother could sing it even better than she could. Following a duet in Hong Kong with her brother[when?], she gave him an expensive guitar, which he practiced on every day.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Chyi started his formal career in 1981 with his first album titled See her Slip Away Again (又見溜溜的她). Which made him quite popular and later that year he released the smash hit "Wolf" in 1985 and opened up Rainbow Studios.

Chyi groups his music career into two periods: the "wolf period" (pre-1992) and the "deer period" (after he converted to Buddhism in 1992). He attributes the titles of the two periods to "Wolf", the hit single he released in 1985, and a poem that a fortune-teller told him. "The deer bleated/gently towards the hunter’s rifle muzzle it walked/gently it toppled/still, with gentle eyes at the hunter it gazed." ("鹿哨呦呦/ 溫柔地走近獵人的槍口/ 溫柔地倒下/ 依然用溫柔的眼神看著獵人").[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Chyi Chin was also very well known for the relationship with Joey Wong, who has been a top Taiwanese actress. Their relationship lasted about 16 years, from 1985 to 2002. Now they remain friends.

On March 2010, Chyi married his 27-year-old wife, Sun Li Ya, in Las Vegas, U.S., and gave birth to a baby daughter, Bonnie in March 25, 2011.

On September 1, 2011, Chyi was undergoing cupping therapy when the therapist accidentally spilt alcohol on this body, causing a fire. Chyi suffered burns to his back, face and chest, and is now conscious and in stable condition. According to a burns expert, second-degree burns damage the surface of the skin and the tissue beneath and while they are not life-threatening, scarring is inevitable. Though Chyi's voice was not damaged, his engagements for the next two to three months had been cancelled to allow him to recuperate.

Discography[edit]

Wolf Period works[edit]

  • 又見溜溜的她 (1981)
  • 狼的專輯 (1985)
  • 出沒 (1986)
  • 冬雨 (1987)
  • 狼Ⅱ (1987)
  • 棋王 (1987)
  • 大約在冬季 (1987)
  • 流浪思鄉 (1988)
  • 紀念日 (1989)
  • 愛情宣言 (1990)
  • 柔情主義 (1991)
  • 狂飆 (1992)

Deer Period works[edit]

  • 無情的雨無情的你 (1994)
  • 黃金十年 (1994)
  • 暗淡的月 (1994)
  • 命運的深淵 (1995)
  • 痛并快樂著 (1995)
  • 純情歌 (1996)
  • 絲路 (1996)
  • Longer (1997)
  • 97狼-黃金自選集 (1997)
  • 我拿什么愛你 (1998)
  • 世紀情歌之謎 (1998)
  • 西藏演唱會 (1998)
  • 曠世情歌全紀錄 (2000)
  • 呼喚 (2002)
  • 网友專輯 (2003)
  • 美麗境界 (2010)

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