Leung Ping-kwan is Chair Professor of Comparative Literature at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego. His academic publications include East Asian Culture & Modern Literature in Chinese (2006), Cultural Space and Literature (1996), Hong Kong Culture (1995), as well as many edited and co-edited volumes on modern poetry, Hong Kong culture, and Hong Kong cinema. His creative writings include City at the End of Time (1993), Islands and Continents (2006), Travelling with a Bittermelon (2002), New Fruits from Taiwan (2002), Hong Kong in the Eyes of Yesi (2005), East West Matters (2000), Foodscape (1997), among many others. He is the chief editor of the Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese.