Dr Robin Gilbank is originally from the North Yorkshire coast. He obtained his BA and PhD degrees from Aberystwyth University and his MA from the University of York. Since 2008 he has taught at Northwest University, currently acting as Associate Professor in British Literature and Assistant Dean in the School of Foreign Languages. Together with Hu Zongfeng, he launched the ‘Shaanxi Stories’ series (Valley Press, UK) to promote the work of local authors in English translation. His other publications include An Englishman in the Land of Qin (2018) and Exploring China (2018), both translated into Chinese by Hu Zongfeng, with the latter being long-listed for the Lu Xun Prize. His essays on China have received the Feng Zikai Prize and the Wang Zengqi Prize.
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