Diploma in English, Fudan University, Shanghai, 1978. Bachelor, Fudan University, Shanghai, 1982. Bachelor of Education with 1st class honors, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1987.
Diploma in Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1995.
Lecturer in English Fudan University, Shanghai, 1982—1986. Community liaison officer Preston E. College, Melbourne, 1986—1987. Language teacher and coordinator Victoria School Modern Languages, 1987—1991.
Chinese teacher Brisbane Grammar School, Australia, 1991—1996. Senior language adviser Queensland LOTE Center Education Queensland, 1996—1999. Lecturer in Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages University Sydney, Australia, 1999—2002, senior lecturer in Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages Australia, since 2003.
State review panelist Board Secondary School Studies, Brisbane, 1992—1999. Consultant and translator Education Queensland, Brisbane, 1996—1999, manager Queensland-China educational agreements, 1997—1999, chair LOTE Chinese and methodology interviews Queensland LOTE Center, 1996—1999. Committee member Queensland-China Council Cultural and Educational Sub-Committee, Brisbane, 1997—1999.
Committee member China Education Center University Sydney, since 2001, director China Education Center, since 2002.
Member of Chinese Australian Academies Society (associate. Advisory committee member 2002), Ausinan Science and Technology Society (life).
Married Xiao Yun Wu, February 3, 1957. Children: Lyn Junling, Timothy Yuan, Jeannine Ying.