Xu Zhiyuan (許知遠) was born in Beijing in 1976 and graduated from Peking University with a degree in Computer Science. He later became a reporter and started writing about contemporary China. Xu was chief editor at the Economic Observer and is currently editor-in-chief of the Chinese edition of Business Weekly and writes columns for Yazhou Zhoukan  and the British Financial Times. One of China’s best-known public intellectuals, Xu is distinguished by his firm critical stance, profound cultural background, and idiosyncratic writing style. Xu was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge from 2009 to 2010. Xu has published 11 books so far, including The Totalitarian Temptation  (极权的诱惑), All the Sad Young Men (那些郁怅的轻人), Stranger in his Motherland, The NASDAQ Generation (纳斯达克的一代), and An Immature Nation (未成熟的國家).  His latest book is A Wanderer’s World (一个游荡者的世界). He is the co-founder of One-Way Street Library. http://paper-republic.org/news/newsitems/175/