Liu Liangcheng was born in January 1962 in a small village on the edge of the Gurbantunggut Desert in Xinjiang, growing up in the sandy wilderness. In 2013, he moved to Caizigou Village, Mori and founded the Mori Academy. He served as the dean and lived a life of farming and study. He was a poet in the beginning and he had a poetry collection entitled Basking in the Sun of Yellow Sand Bridge. In 1998, he published a famous collection of essays entitled One Person’s Village. His representative works include the novel Virtual Earth and Hole. His works have won the second Feng Mu Literature Prize New Literature Award and the 16th Baihua Literature Award for Essays. The essay collection In Xinjiang won the 6th Lu Xun Literature Prize Prose and Essay Award.
Liu Liangcheng is honored as "the last essayist of 20th century China ", "the village philosopher" and "a natural literary master".Critic Li Rui commented: “I was really surprised to see how the author was in the wilderness of the yellow sand, and at the same time gaining such profound experiences in life and language. In this land where trash, spiritual corruption, and mutual replication are everywhere, speaking of this group of essays by the farmer Liu Liangcheng is like experiencing the joy and comfort of an oasis."
Because from childhood he lived in a village where livestock were more numerous than people, the wind is the loudest voice Liu Liangcheng has ever heard. Therefore, the work that made him famous, One Person’s Village, is mostly about wind, livestock, dust and vegetation, and people are not so much involved. However, people’s loneliness and dreams fill the skies of the wilderness. This book was published at the end of the last century and it caused great repercussions. Five articles from the book, such as Piercing Cold Wind, were selected for inclusion in Chinese textbooks for Chinese universities, middle schools, and primary schools. The book sold well for 20 years and sold 1 million copies. Among his creations, a poetic and imaginative book is the novel Virtual Earth. The author writes about a child who suddenly opens his eyes in the morning at the age of five. He sees 20-year-olds living his own youth, people aged 50 and 70 living through his own old age, and his entire life passes by through the lives of other villagers.
In Virtual Earth, he writes about his own life being lived by others. Dreams dreamt one after another link together the blurry line between sleep and wakefulness, to the point where waking up is not important and survival in dreams is more meaningful. “Dreams make the sky higher and the earth broader.”
His second novel, Hole, published in 2009, tells of the world of sound lived through the ear of a deaf person. The story is set in the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang. In a small village surrounded by oil extractors and industrial development, the lifestyles that people originally had have been broken down. The clink of blacksmiths and the cry of donkeys tenaciously resisted the sound of those foreign machines. The protagonist, who became deaf after working in the mine, receives his doctor's advice and returns to the village to treat his deafness. “The voices of the past may awaken your hearing.” All the sounds of the past and present of this village and the surrounding world are described in the recollections of a deaf man who cannot hear a thing. The blind voice that was not heard was described in retrospect. After the book was published, it was nominated for Hong Kong's "Asian Weekly" annual novel. It became known as "a novel depicting the Chinese style of loneliness".