Professor Qi Liangde was born in Yishui County, Shandong Province, in October 1962. In 1981, he was accepted to Chinese Department, Shandong University (SDU). After completing his undergraduate education in 1985, he studied WenXinDiaoLong as a postgraduate majoring in History of Chinese Literary Criticism, tutored by Professor Mou Shijin. He got his Master’s degree from SDU in 1988 and was appointed to the faculty. He was invited to teach at Konyang University in Korea from 1998 to 2001. In 2007, he was conferred a PhD in Literature by SDU. He served successively as a lecturer, associate professor and professor at Chinese Department, Faculty of Arts, and Institute of Literature, History and Philosophy. He is now a professor at Advanced Institute for Confucian Studies (Institute of Literature, History and Philosophy), SDU and a vice president of China WenXinDiaoLong Society.
Professor Qi Liangde’s research interests lie in WenXinDiaoLong and Chinese classical literary theory and criticism. The representative works include WenXinDiaoLong and Contemporary Literary Research (Central Compilation and Translation Press, 2012), A Revised Annotation and Interpretation of WenXinDiaoLong (Shanghai Classics Publishing House, 2008), Index of Theories on WenXinDiaoLong by Category (Shanghai Classics Publishing House, 2005), Chinese Culture and the Grand Literary Theory: WenXinDiaoLong (He’nan University Press, 2005), Liu Xie and His WenXinDiaoLong (Shandong Literature and Art Press, 2004), Chinese Classics Reading: Mencius (Qingdao Press, 2009), etc. Among these books, Grand Literary Theory was the winner of Liu Xie Literary Criticism Award of Shandong Province and the first prize of Excellent Achievement in Culture and Art of Shandong Province. Professor Qi Liangde has also published over eighty academic articles, which have been reprinted in full or excerpted by Researches in Classical and Modern Chinese Literature, China University Academic Abstracts, A Publication Status Report of Literature Classics Collation, The Almanac of Ancient Chinese Literature Theories, etc. The book, Liu Xie Records (Shandong People’s Publishing House, 2010) of Shandong Province Records: Virtuosos Series compiled by the Local Chronicles Compiling Commission of Shandong Province, has a special section to introduce “Qi Liangde and His Three Monographs of WenXinDiaoLong”. He is now in charge of a project named “An Exploration of the Research of WenXinDiaoLong in the Last Century” (2012-2015) funded by National Social Science Fund.