Shawn Xian Ye graduated from the master's program in English language and literature at Fudan University in Shanghai. He also holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore. He has taught English and business at universities and colleges in both China and the U.S. In addition to translating and editing, he has co-written a nonfiction book in English, The Haier Way (2003). He is editor in chief at Homa & Sekey Books in Paramus, New Jersey.