He was born in Taïwan. He had a training period in a cinema studio; he studied production, screenwriting and direction at the World College of Taipei. He was a second assistant director to Lee Hsing and worked with two of the most famous filmmakers in Taïwan: Chang Pei-cheng and Hou Hsiao-hsien. He stopped cinema for two years and made his first full length film, Dust of Angels, produced by Hou Hsia-hsien, shown at The Directors’ Fortnight. Heartbreak Island is his second feature film.