Pang Bei is an author, playwright, screenwriter who was born in Qingdao, Shandong, in 1966. He graduated from the Foreign Languages School of the People’s Liberation Army in 1985 with a degree in English Literature, after which he joined the People’s Liberation Army’s general staff. He is currently a member of the Chinese Writers Association and a contract writer with the Guangdong Institute of Literature. His novels include The Endless Collection, which was a finalist in the 9th Mao Dun Literature Awards and won the Top 10 Chinese Literature Overseas award, the Chinese Writers award, the Jianmenguan Literature Award, Asia Weekly Global Top Ten Chinese Novel award, and the Tencent Culture Annual Chinese Good Book Award. His stage play Mr Zhuang was listed among China’s Small Theater Drama Annual Box Office TOP10, and it won the 10th Cross-Straits Chinese Drama Festival Award, while his screenplay Shanghai King won best original screenplay at the Best Venture Capital Screen Award at the 44th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival.