Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chan) is a representative member of China's new generation of speculative fiction authors. He was born in Shantou and studied in Peking University on Chinese Literature and Film Arts. He started his writing career since 1997 and published over 60 stories and 5 books so far. His works have been translated into many languages and received multiple domestic and international awards including 9 Chinese Nebula Awards (China’s counterpart of Hugo Award), 3 Galaxy Awards and World F&SF Translation Award. His representative works include Waste Tide, Censored, and Future Disease. He previously worked for Google and Baidu for nearly ten years. As the Vice President of Noitom, a technology start-up which focuses on the fields of motion capture and virtual reality, he now lives in Beijing and travels all around the world.