Mr. Zhu Shoutong was born in Dafeng County, Yancheng Mulnicipality, Jiangsu Province in 1958. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chinese at Suzhou University in 1983, a master’s degree in Chinese at Nanjing University in 1986 and received his Ph.D. in Nanjing University in 1993. Since 1986, he had taught at the Chinese Department of Nanjing University. He served successively as a T. A., Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor. In 2004, he was appointed as a Distinguished Professor of "Pearl River Scholars" in Guangdong Province to serve as a Professor at the School of Literature of Jinan University and the Director of the Center for Modern Literature Studies. In 2007, he was appointed as a Professor at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Macau, and later served as a Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department. He is currently the Director of Research Centre for Humanities in South China, the Deputy Director of Research Center for Chinese History and Culture at University of Macau and the Chairman of Macau Association of Literary and Artistic Critics. He also concurrently serves as a Guest Professor at Sichuan Normal University. Mr. Zhu served as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, a Guest Professor of Faculty of Languages and Cultures at Kyushu University, a Guest Professor of Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Soongsil University in Korea, and adjunct professor at Fo Guang University and over ten other universities both at home and abroad. He has published 20 academic works and more than 300 academic papers.