About Diane

Diane was born in Beijing and spent part of her childhood with her parents in a labour camp in a remote region of China.  Diane holds a BA from Peking University and a Master's and a Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University.  She is an award-winning researcher and a professor of business management in the US and the UK.


Diane is the author of a memior, LAKE WITH NO NAME, and novels featuring Beijing private detective Mei Wang: THE EYE OF JADE, PAPER BUTTERFLY and THE HOUSE OF GOLDEN SPIRIT.  Her books have been translated into over 20 languages and published in 28 countries and territories. THE EYE OF JADE was shortlisted for The Shamus Award for Best First Novel.


Diane appears regularly in the media and has been a keynote speaker at events, festivals and conferences around the world.  She has written for The Times, Prospect Magazine and The Financial Times and Conde Nast Traveler. 

Contact Diane:

Literary Agent:

Speaking Engagements:

London Speakers Bureau

+44 208 7489595

Raise the Bar

+44 203 137 7353

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