Zhu Gang is a Bai Ethnic Minority from Dali, Yunnan Province, southwest China. He received his M.A. in Ethnic Literature from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2007, and Ph.D. in Folklore from Minzu University of China in 2014. As an Associate Research Fellow, he currently works for the Institute of Ethnic Literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He also serves as Deputy Secretary General and Executive Board Member of the China Folklore Society. His main publications include The Kirgiz People in Wuqia County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: An Ethnography (co-authored, Yunnan University Press, 2004); Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth (co-trans, Guangxi Normal University Press, 2006); Conventions for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO: Selected Texts (co-edited, Foreign Languages Press, 2012); and Verbal Art as Communication: A Research on Shibaoshan Song-Fair of the Bai people in Jianchuan (China Social Sciences Press, 2015).