Zhu Shou Tong was born in 1958 in Yancheng in Jiangsu Province. He graduated in Chinese Literature from Suzhou University in 1983 and received his PhD in Nanjing University in 1993. He has taught Chinese Literature in many universities. He worked as a professor at University of Macau in 2007. He is now the director of the Research Centre for Humanities in South China, associate director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture and chairman of the Macau Literary Critics Association. He has published 20 books and more than 300 academic papers.