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about the author

As a westerner who moved to China in 2008 till 2021, Steven Boergadine was fortunate to become a fixture in the Asian film and television industry because he could both act and write. His work in both spheres was vast, including a major role in a big budget film based on the life of rocket scientist Qian Xuesen as well as a principal role in the TV series, Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace, one of the highest budgeted television series ever produced. Most of Steven’s credits found him acting and writing for major Chinese directors and actors such as Zhang Yimou (张艺谋), Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壮壮), Sun Li (孙俪), Sun Hong Lei (孙红雷), Liu Jialing  (刘嘉玲), Chen Khun (陈坤), Zhou Xun (周迅), and Ding Hei (丁黑), to name a few. This intimate work provided Steven with a unique perspective of American and Chinese friendships at both the prestigious professional class and the working class where he lived, taught English, and sang with his band in hotels and clubs.


These days, Steven resides in a small Oregon town where he writes, sings, gets in a few days per week at the gym, meets regularly with fellow writers in a local writer’s group known as The Harpies, and regularly peeks out his window for any sign that his three sons are bringing the grandchildren to visit.


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