Zhao Mei is of Manchu ethnicity and was born in Tianjin in April 1954. She graduated from the Department of Chinese at Nankai University and is the President of the Tianjin Writers Association， a representative of the 10th and 11th National People’s Congress， member of the 12th and 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference， librarian of the Tianjin Institute of Literary History， member of the National Committee of the China Writers’ Association， first class writer， and recipient of special allowances from the State Council. She has published Lang Yuan， Wu Zetian， Gao Yang Princess， Shang Guan Wan Er， Autumn Died in Winter， Floating with the Water， Lin Hua Xie Chunhong， and other novels， Songs of the Year， My Soul Won’t Dance， Finding Isolde and other collections of short stories， From Here to Eternity， The Desire Journey， Left Bank Left Bank， One Woman’s Spiritual Life， The Museum Book and other prose essays， including Zhao Mei Prose Collection， Zhao Mei Book Collection， Ruan Lingyu and other television scripts， with a total of more than 9 million words.
Zhao Mei won the fourth and fifth national ethnic minority literature creation award. In 1993 she won the China Writers Association Zhuang Zhongwen literature prize. In 1994， at the invitation of the US government， she went to the United States to participate in the “International Visitor Program”. In 1998 she won the first Lu Xun Literature Award. The 2011 novel Floating with Water won the national “Three one hundred” original book publishing engineering award. In 2014， the Museum Book won the “excellent books recommended to teenagers by the state” award. Some of her works have been translated into English and published overseas.
Zhao Mei likes painting， music and movies. Duras’ feel for language and high-quality feelings，and Woolf’s calmness and rationality were subtly blended into her. Zhao Mei has always pursued style， temperament， language and thought in her creations and has many female readers.
Zhao Mei’s short stories and novellas have been classified by critics as “avant-garde writing” in the new era of Chinese literature. For example， Witch and Mr. X uncovered the secrets and contradictions of human nature under abnormal conditions. Her historical novels Wu Zetian， Princess Gaoyang and Shang Guan Waner used the theme of the three outstanding females of the Tang Dynasty Palace in China more than 1，300 years ago to write a reflection on the survival and destiny of women in a male-dominated society.
Three novels with more than one million Chinese characters took her more than ten years to complete. For more than 20 years， these books have been published by more than a dozen publishers both at home and abroad， and have become some of the writer’s longest best-selling books. They have been defined by critics as masterpieces of “Chinese New Historic Writing.” The novel Lang Park is a bestseller with hundreds of thousands sold because it shows the close connection between modern Tianjin and Western civilization. As a Manchu， Zhao Mei’s creations always reflect the essence and spirit of the nation. The novel The Woman of Our Family shows the persistence of the inheritance of the national spirit.
Five recently published contemporary urban love story novels were assembled into the “Five-leaf Books” and were deemed by critics to be “literary textbooks that interpret the philosophy of the relationship between various contemporary characters”. End of August tells of an urban sad song that is close to reality. This long article was said by critics to be the “Chinese version of Dangerous Relations”. The novel tells the story of a group of people at the seaside who are bizarre and ridiculous and expresses the relationship between urban people who are both awkward and indifferent and who are both tender and dangerous.