Zhou Zhonghe (male, Han nationality) was born in January, 1965, and serves as an academician and researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Department of Stratigraphical Paleontology of the School of Geology, Nanjing University in 1986, following which he obtained a master’s degree from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1989 and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1999, respectively. At present, Mr. Zhou is mainly engaged in the comprehensive studies on early bird evolutions, related terrestrial stratigraphic paleontology and its paleoenvironmental backgrounds. He has won the CAS Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements, the China Youth Science and Technology Award, and the 2nd Prize in China's State Natural Science Award, etc., and elected as a foreign academician of the American Academy of Sciences in 2010, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and academician of the World Academy of Sciences and corresponding academician of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2015. Mr. Zhou currently serves as the chairman of the International Paleontological Society, member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and deputy editor of geoscience of National Science Review.
Wang Ting (male, Han nationality) was born in December, 1967, and serves as the director of the China Research Institute for Science Popularization. He graduated from the Department of Biochemistry & Microorganisms of the School of Biology, Anhui University, and obtained the degree of Master of Public Administration from Peking University. His previous titles included research intern at the Anhui Institute of Biology, deputy secretary-general of the Anhui Association for Science and Technology, 1st and 2nd secretaries of the Chinese Embassy in Japan, researcher and director of the office of bilateral cooperation of the International Liaison Department of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), deputy director of CICCST, member of the Standing Committee of the Ordos Municipal CCP Committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and deputy mayor, and deputy director-general of the Department of Research and Publicity of CAST, etc. Mr. Wang has been engaged in international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation, scientific communication, scientific and cultural construction, and drafting of important manuscripts and documents of CAST. His main research fields include strategies and policies on science and technology, scientific and technological talents, international scientific and technological cooperation and scientific communication, etc., and has published tens of academic papers and popular science works. He is responsible for the dissemination of the major scientific and technological activities of CAST, and has planned and produced many major themed publicity works.
Wang Jinkang (male, Han nationality) was born in November, 1948, is a senior engineer-turned full-time science fiction writer. His maiden work Adam’s Return won the 1st prize of the 1993 Galaxy Award, following which he has won the National Galaxy Awards for Science Fiction for his short stories such as Heavenly Fire and Song of Life; a total of 18 awards (including three nominations) have been granted to him. In addition, Mr. Wang has won the World Chinese Science Fiction Conference Nebula Awards for Long Stories, Best Writers and Lifetime Achievements, and the special prize of the White Whale World Cup Award for Fantasy Children’s Literature in 2014 and the Tencent Literature Award in 2015, respectively. He has, to date, published 87 short stories, and 47 novels and short stories (including reprints), totaling more than 5 million Chinese Characters (excluding reprints). Short articles Beekeeper, Reborn Giant and Song of Life have been translated into English and Italian versions, and the English version of the long science fiction Cross was published in 2017.
Feng Weimin (male, Han nationality, CPC member) was born in May, 1960, and serves as the director of the Department of Popular Science of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, museum director and researcher; he concurrently serves as the chairman of Nanjing Popular Science Education Base Application Association, director of China Association of Natural History Museums, vice chairman of Jiangsu Science Writers Association, vice chairman of Geological Society of Jiangsu Province, executive director of Jiangsu Association of Science & Technology Museums, and director of Jiangsu Association of Natural History Museums. Mr. Feng graduated from the Department of Marine Geology of Tongji University in 1982, and obtained his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1988 and 1998, respectively. Engaged in research on stratigraphic paleontology for a long time, he has been a senior visiting scholar in Sweden, U.K., Japan and Poland successively. He has led 5 National Natural Science Foundation projects and participated in many scientific research, e.g., the National 973 Project. The Pulse of Prehistoric Life was awarded the 2nd prize of the 2014 National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology.
Tang Shukun (male, Han nationality, CPC member) was born in June 1960, and serves as the director and professor of the Center for Science Communication Research & Development of the University of Science and Technology of China. Since 2001, Mr. Tang has served as the director of the Department of Science and Technology Communication at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Science and Technology of China, Executive Dean of the School, head of the Institute of Knowledge Management, director of the National Science & Technology History and Science & Technology Civilization Innovation Base, chief of the Institute of Handmade Paper Research, and director of the Center of Science Communication. Concurrently, he serves as a member of the 5th News Communication Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, vice chairman of the Anhui Industry Association of Four Treasures of the Study, and member of the East Asia Paper Heritage Protection Experts’ Committee of UNESCO. He has published under his general editorship Three-dimensional World Roaming Series (4 volumes), The Four Ancient Inventions of Ancient China in Illustrations-Papermaking/Printing/Gunpowder/Compass (4 volumes), and Science and Technology Communication and Contemporary Society, etc. In August, 2007, the 307th Xiangshan Science Conference, which was initiated by the Communication Center of the China University of Science and Technology and themed by Assessment of Citizens’ Science Literacy and Science Communication, was held, during which Mr. Tang served as the rotating chairman.
Yang Huanming (male, Han nationality, academician, researcher) was born in October, 1952, and serves as the chairman of BGI Research Institute, honorary professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, vice chairman of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies, and vice chairman of Shenzhen Association for Science and Technology. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Yang served as the director of the Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and in 2007, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the meantime, he serves as a foreign academician of the India Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Danish Royal Academy of Sciences, etc. To date, he has authored and translated many famous academic monographs on genomics and medical genetics.
Wu Yan (male, Man Nationality, professor) was born in December, 1962, and serves as a professor of the Humanities Center, Southern University of Science and Technology. Since the end of the 1970s, he began his engagement in creation of popular science and science fiction, mainly science fiction novels, and he has won many awards for his works. In 1991, he pioneered the science fiction literature course, and at present, the recruitment of doctoral students in science fiction research has begun. Mr. Wu has led the National Social Science Fund-supported Science Fiction Literary Theories and Discipline System Construction and History of the Chinese Science Fiction Novels in the 20th Century, etc., and has published under his general editorship Science Fiction Literary Theories and Discipline System Construction, New Concept Theory Series on Science Fiction, Classic Western Science Fiction Works, and Science Fiction Films in the New Space, etc., as well as the English versions of (Re)imagining the World: Children’s Literatures Responses to Changing Times and the Focus on China in U.S. Science Fiction Studies, with the number of works under his authorship and editorship exceeding five million Chinese characters. He has been invited to lecture or visit in the United States, Belgium, Australia, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Zheng Yongchun (male, Han nationality, CPC member, researcher) was born in March, 1977, and is currently working at the National Astronomical Observatories, CAS. He used to work in the General Department of Lunar and Deep Space Explorations, CAS, Space Center of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Space Institute of Macau University of Science and Technology, with his main research interest in lunar and planetary science and manned deep space explorations, etc. Mr. Zheng won the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society in 2016, and his other honorary tiles and awards include the first outstanding members of the Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS, the President Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Contributors Award to the First Successful Lunar Exploration Project of China, Outstanding Contributors Award for the Chang’e II Lunar Exploration Project, Xiangjiang Scholar Award and the China Science News Nominee Award, etc. To date, Mr. Zheng has delivered nearly 100 popular science reports in primary, middle and high schools, universities and colleges, and science and technology museums, etc., written 200 popular science articles, and received over 50 interviews, animations and videos. His popular science publications include A Trip to the Moon: The Moon in Our Views, China’s Moon Explorations, of the Moon, and Flying over the Pluto.
Cui Lijuan (female, Han nationality) was born in February, 1968, and serves as the director, researcher, doctoral supervisor and chief expert of the Institute of Wetland Research, Chinese Academy of Forestry. In addition, she is a candidate of the 100 Leading Talents Training Project of Technology in Beijing, one of the Leading Young and Middle-aged Talents on Science and Technology Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and one of the Leading Talents of Science and Technology Innovations of the “Ten Thousand Talents Program” under the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC. The popular science works under her general editorship include Get to Know Wetlands, Wetlands in Beijing, Internationally Important Wetlands in China and Fantastic and Colorful Wetlands in China series; she has published many articles on popular science in such magazines as Chinese National Geography and Knowledge is Power. Her main scientific and technological achievements are as follows: more than 200 papers, over 10 books, more than 10 provincial and ministerial awards, 10 identified academic results, nearly 20 authorized patents and 7 national and local standards. Specifically, her popular science works won the CSWA Award for Outstanding Popular Science Works, the Liang Xi Award for Popular Science and the national excellent micro-videos for popular science, etc., and have been enrolled into the list of 100 excellent books and publications recommended by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television to the youth nationwide. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Haidian District Committee of CPPCC, executive deputy director of the Committee of Youth Affairs of the Chinese Society of Forestry, deputy director of the Expert Committee of Marine Functional Zoning of the State Oceanic Administration, standing director of the Chinese Grassland Society, member of the National Committee on Wetland Science, associated editor-in-chief of the U.S. Journal Wetlands, and member of the editorial board of Wetland Science and Wetland Science & Management.
Yan Ning (female, Han nationality) was born in November, 1977. She serves as a lifelong professor of the Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, and was employed by the Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University in 2017. Ms. Yan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Tsinghua University in 2000 and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Princeton University in 2004. Employed by School of Medicine, Tsinghua University in 2007, she undertook and participated in several National Natural Science Foundation projects and 3 major scientific projects under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Ms. Yan has won a series of honorary titles, such as Outstanding Young Science and Technology Workers of China, China May Fourth Medal for Youth, International Protein Society Award for Young Scientists, Beijing Award for Outstanding Contribution, and Higher Education Institutions Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific Research (Science and Technology) & Youth Science Award. In 2015, she became the distinguished professor of the Changjiang Scholars Program. To date, she has delivered nearly 100 academic reports during the important academic conferences and at the invitation of well-known scientific research institutions.
Chen Ling (female, Han nationality, researcher) was born in September, 1973, and currently serves as the director of the Office of Popular Science Creation Research, China Research Institute for Science Popularization. She has served as the deputy director of the Administrative Office of the China Research Institute for Science Popularization, deputy director and director of the Office of Science Theory Research successively. In recent years, she has published more than 40 papers, translations and monographs, excluding over 20 subject reports unpublished, and published under her general editorship 3 conference proceedings totaling 2.4 million Chinese characters. Her representative topics include Research Progress Report on China’s Popular Science (2002-2007), Report on the Progress of the Study on Science Popularization in China, Cultivation of Creative Imagination in China’s Youths: Theory and Practice, and the 2015 Report on the Development of China’s Science Education. Secretary General Chen has been responsible for and mainly engaged in 23 professional programs (subjects), including 15 projects which she led and 8 in which she was engaged in as a main member. Her representatives include 1) research on major issues the central government attaches importance to: characteristics of creative imagination of Chinese youth and their impact; 2) foundation director fund: basic research and its interaction with science communication; 3) research on popular science at the grassroots level; and 4) indicators for industrial heritage evaluation and protection lists.
The China Science Writers Association (CSWA) is a national, academic and nonprofit social organization voluntarily composed of science writers, together with science translators, critics, editors, artists, science and technology journalists, science and technology experts enthusiastic about science and technology writings, entrepreneurs, science and technology management cadres and relevant units.