Li Jing, playwright, and literary critic, is the author of Mr. Big, Comedy of the State of Qin, and the Clothes of Rongyi, and published five volumes of the anthology I’m Afraid of Life (including “Must Offend the Audience” “Catching the Wind” “Wang Xiaobo’s Legacy” “To You ” “The Clothes of Rongyi”). She lives in Beijing. The Clothes of Rongyi is adapted from the story of Rongyi depicted in theExaminationsSection 8 of the Annals of Lü Buwei(compiled in 239 BC). It tells about a cotton coat and Rongyi bonded together for life. Li Jing will take this play as an example to talk about how to develop a theme when writing a play——the seed of a play.