CHAO, Patricia. American, b. 1955. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction. Career: Writer. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, undergraduate writing workshop teacher. Publications: Monkey King (novel), 1997. CHILDREN'S STORIES: On the Silk Road; Mimi and the Tea Ceremony; The Lost and Found Twins. Contributor to anthologies. Contributor of short fiction and essays to periodicals. Address: 55 West 14th St. No. 11M, New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.