Chin-Miao’s professional experience in the high-tech industry trained her to look at the big picture from the bottom-up – through the process of gathering data, deriving information and formulating visions. Relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area back to Asia and Singapore in 2012, she found a new arena for her training – this time, in the field of Asian art histories. Moving from Taiwan to Singapore and eventually to the U.S. as an adolescent, Chin-Miao is particularly drawn to the relationships between diaspora, identity and related issues as manifested by artists and their artworks – the tensions, anxieties and the perpetual insurmountable longings of a diaspora. Chin-Miao obtained a Goldsmiths-validated MA in Asian Art Histories from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2016. Her dissertation is titled Contemporary Chinese Ink Artists in Singapore from the 1980s to 2015: Identity, Rejuvenation and the Nanyang Style.