Wang Hui is Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University, Changjiang Scholar, Director of Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences. He started his career as a scholar in modern Chinese literature, especially Lu Xun studies and then moved to Chinese intellectual history after achieving his Ph.D. in 1988 at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2007, he served as the co-editor of Dushu magazine and organized a series of significant intellectual debates in China. His fields are Chinese intellectual history, modern Chinese literature, and social theory, etc. His publications include The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought (four volumes) (2004-2009), The Depoliticized Politics (2008), From Asian Perspective: Narrations of Chinese History (2010), The Short Twentieth Century: Chinese Revolution and the Logic of Politics (2015), etc. He is the winner of several prizes including “2013 Luca Pacioli Prize" and “2018 Annelies Maier Research Award”.