Mingmei Yip is a Ph.D. candidate who was born in China. from the Sorbonne University of Paris She has contributed articles to major Hong Kong publications and has appeared on numerous national and international television and radio shows. She and her husband moved to the United States in 1992 and now live in New York City. Her books have been translated into 10 languages, and she is a talented musician and calligrapher. Her website is www.mingmeiyip.com.