• Biography

    Being a bilingual (Chinese Mandarin and English) writer, Hui Zhou (in Chinese way: Zhou Hui) recently turned her non-fiction writing long term hobby (since 1990s) into a profession.

    Born and living in Beijing, China until 2005, Hui moved to Nova Scotia. At once, she was amazed by its attributes and embraced by the curiosities. Thus, she has written and published stories in Chinese magazines and newspapers to introduce Nova Scotia, where she now calls home, to her fellow Chinese. At the same time, she publishes essays in her second language in print media and radio broadcast to tell her life stories to English-speaking people. Recently, her first non-fiction book in English for children was submitted to a well-know publisher.

    With an over 30-year multi-discipline science background (entomology, vector-borne disease control, health quarantine, integrated pest management, food analytical chemistry and precision instrumentation), diverse interests and an open mind, Hui’s writing covers many subjects and crosses different markets/fields. In addition, her Toastmasters experience has contributed to her English competency.

    She is also a candidate for certification (English/Mandarin) of Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS).

    Medium Essays

    1. Sentimental Journey, Nova Scotia-based radio program. Since Jun. 2016 

    2. Dakai (Discovering) Maritime Newspaper. 2015 

    3. China Surveying and Mapping Magazine. Since 2007

    4. China Surveying and Mapping Newspaper. 2011
    5. Canada East Coast Chinese Newspaper. 2006-2008
    6. New World Press. 2001
    7. China International Travel Health. 1998
    8. China Shan Xi Province Magazine. 1998
    9. Beijing Evening Newspaper. 1996


    • In English

      1. Entangled

      2. Marching at Night

      3. Mock Ornge Blossom

      4. Grandpa Santa

      5. The Golden Autumn at St. Margaret's Bay

      6. The Six-legged Creatures

      7. My Gardening Stories in NS

      8. NS History Brought to My Life: the Halifax Explosion

      9. From Heritage to Heritage

      10. Defensive Driving and Defensive Walking

      11. Harzards from Vector-borne Disease and the Related Effects to Beijing



    In Chinese

    1. Embracing the Bay of Fundy 流连忘返方迪湾

    2. Winter Diversity in Nova Scotia 多彩的冬天

    3. Living with the Apricot Flowers 曾经杏花村

    4. Who Are "Foreigners" - Lao Wai? 谁是”老外“?

    5. Niu Niu's Grandpa Santa 妞妞的圣诞姥爷

    6. Nova Scotia History Brought to My Life: The Halifax Expelosion 走近历史:哈利法克斯港湾大爆炸

    7. The Wildfire at Glen Haven 2006 大火烧到家门时-记2006年格兰嘿文树林大火

    8. Dear Jerusalem Artichoke 你啊”洋姜“

    9. The Golden Autumn at St. Margaret's Bay 金秋圣玛格瑞特海湾

    10. Beyond the Badge of Peking University 多想有枚北大校徽

    11. Sidelights about ErenHot in Inner Mongolia 二连浩特散记

    12. Monk Orange Blossom 太平花开