Hsueh was born in 1971 and raised in Taiwan. She received a Master of Business Administration from National Chengchi University in the 1990s, before moving to the United Kingdom where she obtained a MPhil from Newnham College, University of Cambridge.
After a TED talk in 2013 ("Learn to read Chinese … with ease! ") and crowdfunding though Kickstarter, Hsueh published the book Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese in March 2014, in collaboration with the graphic artist Noma Bar. Hsueh came up with the idea while trying to teach Chinese to her two children.
Victor Mair writes that Chineasy “has nothing to do with Chinese language learning”, employing Hsueh’s methods, “you won’t learn any real Chinese language. You won’t know the sound of a single Chinese word. You won't even know the sound of a single Chinese character. You won’t learn anything about Chinese grammar or syntax. You won’t be able to speak or write a single Chinese sentence,” and that “Chineasy is one of the poorest products on the market”.