Mary C. Y.
Stavonhagen, of Manchurian origin and a close relative to Pu Yi, the Last
Emperor of China, was educated in Japan and Switzerland. She married Helge
Stavonhagen in Tokyo in 1965 and became a German citizen. Both Mary and
Helge Stavonhagen have lived in Asia for over 60 years and have settled in
Beijing in June of 1994. In Europe the family resides in Berlin. Mary is
advisor to the Soong Qing Ling Foundation and China Guardian Auction
Company. She is a member of the Beijing International Society Committee and
the Beijing Hong Kong Jockey Club. She is also advisor to the Art Beijing
Executive Committee, advisor to the China Economics and Management Academy
of the Central University of Finance and Economics as well as advisor to the
Beijing Strategic Cultural Development Co., Ltd.