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Sang Ye was born in 1955 in Peking, and was a secondary school student when the Cultural Revolution broke out in 1966. In China he worked as an apprentice at an electrical engineering plant and studied mathematics before beginning a career as a journalist in 1980. He came to Australia in 1987-88 at the invitation of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Australia-China Council, and moved here permanently in 1989. He writes regularly for publications in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, and his work has appeared in a number of Australian magazines. Sang Ye is the author, with Zhang Xinxin, of Chinese Lives (Macmillan: London , 1987). He also wrote, with Sue Trevaskes and Nicholas Jose, The Finish Line, a mosaic of travel stories published by UQP in 1994. His most recent book publication is The Year the Dragon Came (UQP 1996).