Saiyin Sun is a Sinologist. She grew up in Luoyang in central China, and studied English at Nankai University in Tianjin. She then went to study in the UK, first in Manchester University for an MEd, and later in Cambridge University for an MPhil and a PhD, both in Chinese Studies. She is currently an associate professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and the author of: Beyond the Iron House. Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Literary Field (2014).