VIVIAN YANG is an award-winning, Publishers Weekly profiled and star-recommended author of the novels Shanghai Girl, Memoirs of a Eurasian, Shan Hai Gaaru, and Status, Society, and Sino-Singaporeans, a nonfiction. The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum honored her as "one of the Most Important English-Writing Chinese Authors" writing today. Vivian's short story "First Breakup Recalled" won The WNYC Leonard Lopate Essay Contest. At age 22, she began teaching English and Journalism full-time at Shanghai International Studies University in her native Shanghai and was first published at age 23. She served as a Panelist for the U.S. Department of Education-sponsored "The Nation's Report Card" Writing Achievement Levels-Setting Initiative. She was a Literary Arts Mentor at New York Foundation of the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, BBC World Service, China Daily, Far Eastern Economic Review, HK Magazine, The National Law Journal, The New York Times, The Shanghai Observer (in Chinese), Sampan (bilingual), South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Journal Asia. Her fictional works set in Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the U.S. feature original characters - Caucasian, Eurasian, Hong Kong Chinese, Chinese-American, Japanese, mainland Chinese, Russian-American, Shanghainese, Soviet emigre, Western expatriates in Asia, and China-born immigrants to British-Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, and Sydney, covering a time period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution to the 21st century present. This range of narratives is matched by few literary writers of English and Chinese. She has also translated some of her work into Chinese. Visit Vivian's website at: http: //ShanghaiGirlUsa.wixsite.com/VivianYang, and join the Shanghai Girl Page on Facebook.