Born in Harbin in 1979, Cao Shuying received her MA degree from Beijing University. She moved to Hong Kong in 2005 and now lives in Taiwan. She is the author of three poetry collections, two prose collections and a collection of fairy tales. She is a past recipient of a Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature, a Hong Kong Chinese Literature Award, a China Times Literature Award, and an Anne-Gao Poetry Prize. Shuying was invited to join the 2017 Asian Poetry Festival and 2019 Henry Luce Foundation Chinese poetry and translation fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Lately she has been collaborating with musicians at her poetry recitations.