Joan Rocamora and her husband spent ten years living in Shanghai. During that time she studied Chinese culture, religion and art. She was privileged to study Chinese painting and calligraphy with some of the best instructors in the city, including a professional artist who had studied how to make exact replicas of many of the works in the collection of the Shanghai Museum. Joan has given talks about Chinese art, using examples of her own work, to members of the Shanghai Expatriate Association and the American Club of Shanghai. She has also led informal tours of both the painting gallery and the calligraphy collection of the Shanghai Museum.