After graduating from the Conservatory of Chinese Music in 1982, she served as erhu soloist for the National Traditional Orchestra of China (the most renowned orchestra of Chinese musical instruments). In the 1980s, she frequently performed in presidential concerts in Beijing. In the United States she has been featured in concerts held at prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Lincoln Center, the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. She is co-founder of the American Chinese Performing Arts Institute, advisor to the Los Angeles Chinese Music Ensemble, and director of the San Francisco Valley Chinese Music Ensemble. She is the recipient of the 2008 UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for non-Senate faculty.