About the author

XIANG YAO is an award-winning designer whose work spans the fields of interior design, fashion, gifts and jewellery. She has also written two best-selling publications: The Art of Chinese Living: An Inheritance of Tradition (first published in Chinese in 2010) and Along the River in Taipei (2020). For both books, Xiang assembled detailed descriptions, compelling stories and stunning visuals that would captivate her readers and transmit her deep passion for Chinese art and tradition. And behind the beautiful pages of these books is a mother who is passionate about educating her children in the ways of traditional Chinese culture. Xiang's work effortlessly bridges ancient Chinese culture and the modern world, offering a refreshing take on an illustrious history that dates back several millennia. Xiang currently lives in her birthplace Taipei, with her husband Kris, and their four dogs.

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