About Zhong-Yi Liu:
Zhong-Yi Liu was born in 1930 in Wuhan, Hubei Province. In 1933 he moved with his parents to Yueyang, Hunan Province, and had since lived and worked there but for frequent visits to Wuhan. At school ages, he attended primary and secondary schools established by American missionaries. After graduating from high school in 1948, he entered XiangYa Medical School in Changsha, originally set for seven years. A year later, the new Chinese Government was established under the Communist Party, and the number of years of studying in all medical schools in China was reset for five years. So Dr Liu graduated in 1954 after six years of actual learning, specialized in neuro-psychiatry in his own choice.
Following graduation Dr Liu was assigned to the provincial psychiatric hospital in Changsha as a staff psychiatrist. In 1956 he entered three-year course of graduate study in neurology. Upon graduation he was assigned attending doctor to Department of Neurology at the XiangYa Medical School where he was later promoted to lecturer. When the Cultural Revolution broke out in 1966, along with hospital staff, he was sent to countryside to do rural grass-root health works, mostly barefoot training.
In 1978 Dr Liu was transferred back to the original medical college to do foreign language compilation of psychiatric journals from around for home readers. In 1980, Dr Liu did interpretation for groups of American psychiatric professors and was highly valued and appreciated by them. Subsequently, they sponsored him to visit America for advanced study at UCLA. He passed FLEX and then he checked into resident training program in 1981. In 1985 he graduated and was appointed as staff psychiatrist at UCLA-VCMC in Ventura. In 1991, Dr Liu passed Board Exam to earn the title "Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology".
Dr Liu retired from hospital work in 2012 because of his advanced age (82 years old) to engage in writing and free consultation. Since 2006, he has published more than 200 articles in Chinese, English and Spanish in America and China, including Taiwan. His professional books and articles are stored in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at XiangYa Medical School, but interested readers could request copies.