[[abstract]]This study narrated Lin Hwai-min’s creative process, adopting Csiksentimihalyi’s creative system. Two biographies and three dancing creative books were the main reference of this study. The relevant reference such as the lecture forums, the mass media reports, the publications, the Internet data and the interviews were the subsidiary information. According to the perspective of Csiksentimihalyi’s creative system, it seemed that Lin Hwai-min has become a gatekeeper in the creative system after his thirty-six years’ evolution. His creativity has his own characteristics. His social and family background affected his creativity characteristics. The interaction of his being times and Taiwan’s society has identified his irreplaceable role of the dancing area. His creativity, achievement and status not only got the identification of the disciplines but also made him become a gatekeeper in the creative system. That influenced Taiwan’s society and the development of performing arts. Lin Hwai-min faced the life issues: self-identity and lifelong ambitions. Although time flies, these questions are always what we have to face. We can get the enlightenment from reading Lin Hwai-min’s story. At last, I offered my own reflection of Taiwan’s society and some suggestions in terms of research topics research theory. It was hoped the present study could shed some light on the creative characters’ research.
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