Born in Hong Kong, Yau Ching is known in the Chinese-speaking world as a prolific writer and in the English-speaking world as a filmmaker and video artist. While managing her multiple identities, she has been making socially engaged work for more than three decades. She studied at the University of Hong Kong, New School for Social Research, Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, and received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. While she was teaching at Hong Kong Lingnan University and Taiwan National Chengchi University, among others, she was actively involved in community organizing and public education. Yau Ching has authored more than twelve books. Her award-winning film/video works have been invited to venues including Alexanderplatz Station of the Berlin Underground, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Galarie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and broadcast in North America, Europe and Japan.