Yang Zhenzhong (1937–) was born in Shanghai, with his ancestral home in Wuxi, Jiangsu. A graduate from the department of Chinese language of Shanghai Normal University, he has been engaged in primary and secondary school Chinese teaching and the popularization of classical Chinese reading.
Yang Qing, composer and music educator, graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music before teaching in the Composition Department of China Conservatory of Music (CCOM) as vice dean of the Department and a member of the academic committee of CCOM. Now, Yang Qing is the dean of the Music College of Capital Normal University (CNU), an academic committee member of CNU, vice chairman of the Beijing Musicians Association, and a board member of the China Musicians Association, etc.
Yu Gengzhe is a professor at the School of History and Culture, Shaanxi Normal University. His research interests are history of ancient China and social history of medicine.
Yang Qing is a guqin player, music educator, vice chairman of the Guqin Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, chairman of the Beijing Guqin Academic Committee, and chairman of the Beijing Guqin Culture Research Institute.
Yang Hongnian (1934–2020) is a conductor, music educator, lifelong member of the Academic Committee of the Central Conservatory of Music, and professor of the Department of Conducting of the Central Conservatory of Music.
Ye Xiaogang is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary Chinese composers. Ye is currently a member of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, chairman of the Chinese Musicians' Association, vice chairman of the International Music Council, and head of the ISCM Beijing Modern Music Festival Section.
Yin Jianling is a best-selling author of books for children and young adults. She is a member of the Shanghai Writers Association and chief editor of Xinmin Evening News (a Shanghai newspaper).
He is a professor of English at University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the judges of National Book Award in 2011, a finalist of American McCarthy Award, a consultant of editorial board of American World Literature Today and another Chinese winner (2014-2015) of American Guggenheim Award after Bei Dao.