Lihua Yu has been characterized as being among the most influential Chinese-born women writers since the Second World War, and she was a leading spokesperson for Chinese intellectuals in the US. Born in China in 1929, she was educated in Taiwan and the U.S., where she lived from 1956 until her death in 2020. Yu is the author of 25 volumes that include novels, which have been translated into many languages; collections of short stories; and prose. She also wrote several volumes of critical works and translation. From 1968 to 1993, Yu was a faculty member in the East Asian studies department at the State University of New York at Albany. Her life in America was the subject of her monthly column in the People's Daily, the national newspaper in China, and was the topic of her former commentaries aired on the Voice of America. Yu Lihua’s most famous work, Again the Palm Trees is now ready in the English-language for the very first time.