Professor Sheng Yuqi, whose family’s ancestral home is in Laizhou, Shandong Province, was born on the 16th Day of the Tenth Month of the Lunar calendar, in Wangqing, Jilin Province. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Yanbian University in 1976,andwas admitted to Shandong University in 1982 to pursue a master's degree, studying with Professor Yin Huanxian as his mentor and thesis advisor. After receiving his MA degree in 1984, Professor Sheng stayed on at Shandong University as a member of the teaching staff, and has been in the faculty here ever since. In 1987, he attained the rank of Lecturer, and, in 1993, he was promoted, by exception to the normal process, to the rank of Professor. In 1994 he was appointed Thesis Advisor for MA students in the concentration of Writing (Information Engineering) in the field of Modern Chinese Language Studies. In 1996 he was appointed Dissertation Advisor for Ph.D students in the field of Linguistics. In 1997 Professor Sheng played the key role in the founding of the Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Ph.D degree program at Shandong University. In 1998, while continuing his responsibilities as a faculty member, Professor Sheng undertook to study for his own doctorate in the field of Glossary and Vocabulary Studies under the mentoring of Professor Ge Benyi, and received his Ph.D degree in 2002.
Currently, Professor Sheng is a University-Employed Tier 2 Professor in the School of Literature (formerly the School of Literature and Journalism)of Shandong University, and a Dissertation Advisor for Ph.D students in the area of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. He is also Director of the Chinese Information ResearchInstitute of Shandong University, and Associate Chair of the Language and Linguistics Work Committee of Shandong University. Professor Sheng is also Honorary Chair of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Guomindang at Shandong University, as well as a Member (representing Shandong Province) of theEighth, Ninth and Tenth Sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).