Diane was born in Beijing and spent part of her childhood with her parents in a labour camp in a remote region of China. She was educated at an elite boarding school in Beijing. Diane has a BA from Peking University and a MBA and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a former award-winning business professor in the USA and the UK
Diane is the author of a memoir, Lake With No Name, and two novels featuring Beijing private detective Mei Wang: The Eye of Jade and Paper Butterfly. Her novels have been translated into 23 languages and published in 28 countries and territories.
Diane is a commentator on China and appears frequently on the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky News. She has written for The Times, Prospect Magazine and The Financial Times. She is a contributor for Conde Nast Traveler China.
She lives in London.
Agent Name: Peter Straus