Ying-Ming Lee has been working at the Fairbank Center Library since 1998 after several years of library work at the Harvard-Yenching Library. Prior to joining Harvard, she was a homemaker and raised two daughters. She has a B.A. in history from the Chinese Cultural University in Taiwan. She took courses at the University of Hawaii while she and her family lived in Hawaii in the early 1980s. She enjoys contemporary Chinese literature, classical music, flower arrangement, cooking, and mountain hiking.