Xiao Qing is from China and has a Bachelor of Arts from the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy. She has been a filmmaker, the artistic director of an advertising agency in Beijing, and has written and produced musical theatre. She is currently living in the United States with her husband and son, teaching yoga and qigong, and working on her first English language novel.
The short story "The Old Man of Heron of Village" is the poignant tale of simple farmer during China's turbulent Cultural Revolution who finds a chance to express his deep love for the man who is a living Buddha to him - Chairman Mao. However, his efforts lead him into a world beyond his understanding.