May Iting Lu, was born in Chongqing, China during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Civil War. With prestigious family legacies on both sides of parents for scholarship, she grew up with values of being a strong and independent woman, especially influenced by her father. She moved to Taiwan with her family in 1949, up to when she graduated from National Taiwan University.
In 1966, she went to the US to complete her graduate degree, and married her college classmate from National Taiwan University. After raising two daughters, she started writing and running a column in a local newspaper focusing on providing family therapies and counselling. She has seven grandchildren who are very close to her. May and her husband, a neurosurgeon, have been living in Houston since the late 1960s after her husband moved here for work.
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