Yang Yang is a professor and doctoral supervisor at East China Normal University, where he focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese literature. His publications include the books A Study of Mao Dun’s Early Thought on Literature, The Commercial Publisher: The Rise and Fall of Publishing Industry in Chinese Civil Society, and A Study on Shanghai Literature since the New Century. As vice president of the Shanghai Writers’ Association, he judges the Lu Xun Literature Prize and the Mao Dun Literature Prize. Dr. Yang is a recipient of the “Dawn Scholar” prize from the Shanghai Education Commission and the “New Century Excellent Talents” prize from the Ministry of Education, China, and is accredited as Chair Professor by the Shanghai Theatre Academy. Dr. Yang has hosted many important academic programs, including “Modernization Progress and Cultural Transformation of Chinese Society,” approved by the Ministry of Education of China, and “Internationalization and National Education – a Literature Volume,” approved by the National Social Science Fund.