Mingmei on Coastide Magazine cover, 2007
Performing the qin at China Institute, New York City, 2005
Me playing the piano at a friend’s Hindu Wedding
Reading old manuscripts at Leiden Sinological Research
With Professor W.A.L. Stokhof,
director of IIAS
Giving a lecture to students at Chinese Music Research Institute,
Performing calligraphy during my solo Goddess exhibition at the New York Open Center Gallery in SoHo, 2002
I now have seven books to my credit, five in Chinese and two in English. Most recent are Peach Blossom Pavilion (Kensington) and Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories (Tuttle). My books in Chinese include The Art of Qin Music, Guqin Music and Chinese Culture, World of Music, Never Poles Apart (collection of essays), and Good Time on Earth, a book on Zen Buddhism. All have been well received in Hong Kong and three have had Taiwan editions. I even had the ultimate compliment for an Asian writer – one of my books was pirated in China! Click here to see my other books.
As a writer and qin musician, I have appeared on 40 TV and radio in Hong Kong, Taiwan,
China, and the US, as well as many newspaper interviews. In Hong Kong, I co-
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, on a full academic scholarship from the French Government. Upon returning to Hong Kong, I held faculty positions at two universities. In 2005, I spend two month in the Netherlands as an International Institute of Asian Studies research fellow.
I have lectured and/or performed on music, Buddhism, and Chinese Culture at many institutions including Oxford University, Columbia University, the University of Paris, Amsterdam University, Leiden University, Beijing University, Shanghai Music Conservatory, National Taiwan University, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Oberlin Conservatory, and the China Institute in New York. I have served as consultant for the Chinese Qin Association in Beijing as well as being on the academic board of the Chengdu International Qin Conference.
I have also received recognition as a painter and calligrapher. A one-
As an enthusiast in Tai chi, I have been teaching the Chinese ancient energy healing at IWWG (International Women’s Writing Guild) since 2004.
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