Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wei Shiyu (born in Dongying, Shandong) (also credited as Louisa Wei or Louisa Wei Shiyu) is a Chinese filmmaker, film producer, script translator and educator. Wei Shiyu was born in Dongying City of Shandong Province, but grew up in Xi'an. Her father is from one of the seven prominent families of the early 20th century in Fuzhou City of Fujian Province. The Wei family has one of the earliest overseas students of China, Wei Han (1851-1929), who studied ship building in France from 1875 to 1879 and was the earliest masters of ship building in China. Such a tradition of sending children to study in overseas has continued over several generations in the Wei families. Louisa studied comparative literature and film in Canada from 1992 to 1999, receiving her MA from Carleton University in 1994 and PhD from University of Alberta in 2002.