He Tongbin, born in 1981, is an essayist and literary critic. He is an associate professor of the School of Liberal Arts at Nanjing University, and editor of the Yangzi River Review. He is currently deputy chief editor of Zhong Shan magazine, a member of Chinese Writers Association and an invited researcher at the China Modern Literature Museum. His essay collections include The Floating Night Watchman, Rebuilding Youth and History is a Spiritual Disaster. He has won many awards such as The Literary Debates Annual Excellence Paper Award, the Zijin Mountain Literature Award, the Zijin Literary Criticism Award, the 14th Chinese Contemporary Literature Outstanding Achievement Award, and the Nanjing University Young Teachers’ Humanistic Scientific Research Original Award.