Born in Tian Jin, China. Graduated Chinese literature from the University of Yunnan. In 1984, Liu has edited and directed in Yunnan TV station, mainly about the productions of documentaries. In 1995 Liu has worked in CCTV and has returned Yunnan TV in 1996 to shoot films about the rural villages in Yunnan. She has won numerous domestic and international awards and now she is also an independent film- maker.