Lingling Liu is her real name and Ada the occidental one she has chosen. Having two names is part of Chinese culture since most chinese people pick an occidental name to communicate with foreigners, and this decision is based on personal preference and not necessarily on phonetic similitude.
This young shangainese woman has located her studio in Jing’an district, near Nanjing street, the most hectic street in this city. It is hard to believe that such a patient and spiritual person as her can live in a large city with 20 million inhabitants and known to be intense and stressful. Ada is patient and quiet, her tone of voice is so soft that one must be really concentrated to be able to hear her.