Qinghong Wei, PhD. is a pioneering scholar and practitioner in community development through art. Her original research on art and empowerment is a significant contribution to the field. Dr. Wei has over a decade of development planning experience internationally. In her practice, Dr. Wei integrates story arts with inclusive economic and social development. Among many Story Bridge projects, she wrote, produced, and co-directed Songs of Tang Hulu performed in Beijing’s Olympic Center in 2017. Dr. Wei co-authored with Dr. Richard Owen Geer Open Circle: Story Arts and the Reinvention of Community.