Dr Cheng obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese with First Class Honours and Master of Philosophy in Classical Chinese Literature from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). She then received her Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Chinese literature from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Her master’s and doctoral theses mainly focus on the research on the Literature Renaissance of Ming Dynasty. Besides, her academic specialty and interest lie in Ming Dynasty literature as well as modern and contemporary novels. Dr Cheng is devoted to academic research. She has been actively engaged in academic seminars and has published her academic dissertations. During her study at HKU, she assisted in organising the 7th International Conference on Oriental Poetry and published her dissertation in the meeting as well.
Dr Cheng has extensive teaching experience. Before joining HKCC, she served as an assistant lecturer in Hong Kong Baptist University where she was responsible for teaching University Chinese. Moreover, she was a part-time lecturer in CityU where she taught courses in Modern Chinese, Topics in Tang Poetry as well as Topics in Classical Literature. In both HKU and CityU, she served as a tutor and taught various courses including Modern Chinese Literature, Classical Chinese Literature, Classical Chinese Literary Criticism, Ci Poetry up to the 19th Century, Shi Jing, and Classical Chinese Fictions etc.