Professor Qi Haiwen was born in Yushu City, Jilin Province, in May 1965. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Jilin Normal University in 1988. In the same year, he was admitted to the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Shandong University for MA studies in the History of Chinese Literary Criticism. He received his MA degree in 1991, and in the same year he assumed a teaching position at the Jilin ProvinceCCP CommitteeCentralParty School. In 1996, he was transferred to the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Shandong University. In the same year, he commenced “on-the-job” studies for a doctoral degree at Shandong University. Professor Qi obtained his Ph.D. in Literature in 2000, and in that year, he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor.