A professor of Chinese literature at Renmin University in Beijing, Liang Hong’s literary career has spanned criticism, reportage, and fiction. China In One Village (Zhongguo zai Liangzhuang), sold over a quarter of a million copies. It was followed by Leaving Liang Village, establishing Liang Hong’s reputation as a deft observer and chronicler of China’s changing society. Since that time Liang Hong has been the recipient of many awards and honors. More recently she has published a collection of short stories and a novel.