Zhu Xiao Di is a Chinese-American writer. He authored a novel, Tales of Judge Dee, and a biographical work, Thirty Years in a Red House: A Memoir of Childhood and Youth in Communist China, and contributed to Father: FamousWriters Celebrate the Bond Between Father and Child, an anthology including contributions by Annie Proulx, John Updike, Dean Koontz, and Calvin Trillin. His latest work is in Chinese, a collection of over 60 essays, Leisure Thoughts on Idle Books.
Born in 1958 in Nanjing, China, Zhu Xiao Di got a bachelor's degree in English at NNU and a master's degree in City Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also received a master's degree in American Civilization from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1989. Between 1992 and 1997, he worked at the Center for Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He also worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. as a management consultant between 1995 and 1996. He has been at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University since 1997.