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Ping Liu

Ping Liu was born Liaoning Province, China, in 1955. When she was 15, she was sent to work in a phosphate mine where she learned chemical engineering, explosives and demolition, and electrical engineering. She was also a Red Guard and performed in the Mao Zedong Performing Arts Propaganda Team (the same troupe made famous in the book and movie "Mao's Last Dancer." She graduated from college and became a teacher as well as an interpreter for China's Ministry of Chemical Engineering. When she was...See more