YIN Hong is a professor at South China Normal University. From 1990-96 she taught in the History Department at Guangxi Minority College. From 1996-1999 she studied in the History Department of Capital Normal University where she received her Ph.D. Prof. Yin currently teaches in the History Department of South China Normal University. Her research focuses on the history of Great Britain. As a Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, her research project examined the vagrant problem in England from the 17th to 19th century, looking at the background of the vagrant problem, their living conditions, their relationship with society, the attitude of society, and acts of the government.