Straddling between Canada and China, Leilei Chen lives her life learning the philosophy of the in-between space and its potential contribution to social progress. She translates Margaret Laurence’s short stories, Steven Grosby’s Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction, and contemporary Canadian poetry and essays. She is the English translator of contemporary Chinese ecological writings, and modern and contemporary women writers and scholar such as Ling Shuhua and Zhang Li. She publishes poetry, short memoir writings, and Re-orienting China: Travel Writing and Cross-cultural Understanding. She teaches at the University of Alberta.