Born in San Francisco in 1936, Donald C. Lee received his BA in History and Philosophy at Pomona College. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tübingen, Germany. After serving as a Marine Corps Officer in Okinawa and the Philippines and studying French at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, he earned a master’s degree in Philosophy at Berkeley—during the Free Speech Movement and anti-war protests—and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego.
He taught Philosophy at the University of New Mexico for twenty-five years and at Shaanxi Teachers University in Xi’an, China, the year ending in the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Author of academic books, articles, and reviews, he turned to fiction in his retirement years. He enjoys snorkeling, traveling, hiking, and lives in Kirkland, Washington.