About the translator
Julie Lee Wei was born in Shanghai in 1935. She grew up in Hong Kong, China, India, Singapore and Taiwan. After graduation from
Taiwan University, she studied English literature at Fordham University and Columbia University. Later she studied at the University of Michigan, where her
interests were in Classical Chinese and ancient and medieval Chinese poetry and philosophy. She has worked variously as editor or science writer at
University of Michigan, SRI (formerly Stanford Research Institute) and Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In recent years her interests have been in
Chinese language, history, and thought.