After graduating from Taiwan’s Cheng-chi university with a degree in western literature, Chih-yen Yee entered the UCLA’s film production program in theater arts. His student works have won recognition with numerous prices. Graduating in 1988, he returns to Taiwan to work in the advertising industry where he becomes a well-known director. Besides he also functions as a producer, scriptwriter and critic and he lectures on films. In a ten year period, Yee has directed many TV dramas and made his movie debut with Lonely Heart Club in 1995, a film about problems of youth and homosexuality.