Acclaimed filmmaker who won Best Director and Best Picture at the 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards for 1983's Boat People.
She worked as an assistant to the well-known Chinese film director King Hu before making her own directorial breakthrough with 1979's The Secret.
She was a leading exponent of the Hong Kong New Wave movement in film, and her films primarily dealt with social issues.
She was born to a Chinese father and a Japanese mother.
She and Ang Lee both won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director.