Richard Yao-chi CHEN was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1938. He and his family moved to Taiwan in 1945. He studied architecture at National Cheng Kung University before relocating to the US. Upon graduation from Chicago Art Institute in 1961, he attended the UCLA graduate school as a film major. He completed his studies in 1967 with Liu Pi- chia. Since 1970, he has made a number of narrative features and won several Golden Horse Awards.
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