Born in October 1967, Tie Liu is a graduate of the Literature Department of the PLA Academy of Arts. He serves as the vice-chairman of Shandong Writers’ Association and vice-chairman of Qingdao Literary Federation. He receives the special allowance of the State Council. He was awarded the title “Shandong Qilu Scholar” and received the Best Works Award granted by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Lu Xun Literary Prize, the Ordos Literature Award for Chinese Writers, and the Shandong Taishan Literature Award (twice). He is the author of National Memory: Communist Manifesto, The Party Secretary and His Village: A Report on the Life of Farmers in China’s Urban Villages, Investigation of China’s Private Education, The Story of a Village during the Anti-Japanese War, and Pattern of Laixi Village, and the novella Yellowwood. Many of his works have been reprinted by Xinhua Digest and Fiction Monthly and included in various annual collections. Movies adapted from his works, such as Flame and Yuanziya Battle, have been screened.