Liang Hong is a professor of Chinese literature at Renmin University in Beijing. Her literary career has spanned criticism, reportage and fiction. She is known for her scholarly research on 20th century Chinese literature but true fame came to her with the 2010 publication of China in One Village, which melds personal history and sociological study and sold over a quarter of a million copies. It was followed in 2013 by Leaving Liang Village, establishing her reputation as a deft observer and chronicler of China’s changing society. Since that time, she has been the recipient of many awards and honours. Most recently, she has published a collection of short stories, and her first novel, The Light of Liang Guangzheng.