Catherine Maudsley, who was educated in Canada, the USA, Beijing, Hong Kong and Kyoto, holds MA and MPhil degrees in Chinese fine arts and religion. She was a Connaught Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, a Canada-China Exchange Scholar at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Hong Kong. As a fine art consultant and specialist in Chinese painting, she works with private and corporate collectors worldwide and also represents artists. As an independent scholar and advocate of lifelong learning, she researches, writes, edits, lectures and teaches. Her Insights into Asian Art courses have gained a wide following. Maudsley has lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years.