Mo Na grew up with a Manchu identity in Tianjin, northen China. Upon a full scholarship for her academic excellence, she went to Hong Kong for undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology with a minor in History from New Asia College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also studied as an exchange student in the Instituts d'etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Her interests in investigating South Asian societies, which she believed could enable her to develop a vision of multiple Asia - a vision that was often blurred or neglected even by its own people, budded during her summer internship as a research assistant in the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Meanwhile, the cumulative experiences of conducting fieldwork among migrant workers, psychiatric patients and other underprivileged social groups made her obsessed with the in-depth ethnographical way of research and, consequently, converted to Anthropology. In a pleasant surprise, she found the MAHASSA program and joined it in pursuit of her life-long dream of being an anthropologist. Her current research interests include critical medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry.