Born and raised in Beijing, China, Tseng had a nickname meaning "young lily." She graduated from Fu Jen University in Beijing in 1942, moved to Hong Kong in 1949 and then to Hawaii. From 1953 she got the job as an associate professor in the Art Institude of Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1966 she graduated with the degree in Asian Studies and became associate professor in Department of Art in University of Hawaii. In 1992, a large-scaled retrospective exhibition was held in Taipei Fine Art Museum. Her style and creation come from the deconstruction of traditional Chinese paintings. Yet with new mix and match her work create a new reflection and thought of space. The "dsui painting" she created shattered the boundaries among painting and paper materials that enriched the scope of painting. The traditional techniques and skills were mixed and matched and offered a whole-new atmosphere.