About Us (Lara & Mei)

Tales Across The Sea is a team of two authors/translators who specialize in Chinese-English translation.

Lara is an experienced English language researcher, author, teacher, and editor. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from UC Irvine, and a B.A in History from Yale University. She taught English at several universities. She spent 2 years as an Associate Professor at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, where she learned Chinese. She has edited books on Chinese cultural history and philosophy of art. Lara has learned German, Latin, Chinese, Italian, French, Old English, and Middle English, but is most fluent in modern English.

Mei is a native Chinese speaker and experienced English-Chinese translator. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. in Psychology from Beijing University, China. She has been a freelance English-Chinese translator for more than 15 years. Her translation work includes an article on cognitive psychology published in China for UNESCO, elementary school tutorial material for immigrant children, and audio tour scripts for Grayline San Francisco. She is fluent in English and Chinese.

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