Born July 25, 1941 in Changsha, Hunan Province, Chen Shuyu (陳漱渝) graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Nankai University (天津南開大學中文系), Tianjin. He is a member of the Cultural and Historical Materials Committee (文史資料委員會) of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), an honorary committee member of the China Writers Association National Committee (中國作家協會全國委員會), a member of the Professional Title Appraisal Committee of the National Cultural Heritage Administration (國家文物局高級職稱評委會) and the deputy director of the Society of Lu Xun Studies (中國魯迅研究會). He was the deputy curator of Beijing Lu Xun Museum (魯迅博物館) and director of its research group, chief editor of Lu Xun Yan Jiu Yue Kan (Lu Xun Research Monthly) (魯迅研究月刊), deputy president of the China Foundation For Cultural Heritage Conservation (中國文物保護基金會) and China Ding Ling Institute (中國丁玲研究會), an academic committee member of the Modern Chinese Culture Research Institute (中國現代文化研究會) and a council member of the Nanshe and Liu Yazi Research Institute (中國南社及柳亞子研究會). In 2001, he served as deputy director of the editorial committee of Lu Xun Quan Ji (The Complete Works of Lu Xun) (魯迅全集).
His major works include Lu Xun Shi Shi Xin Tan (New Explorations for the Historical Facts of Lu Xun) (魯迅史實新探), Lu Xun Yu Nv Shi Dai Xue Sheng Yun Dong (Lu Xun and the Student Movement at Beijing Women's Normal University) (魯迅與女師大學生運動), Lu Xun zai Beijing (Lu Xun in Beijing) (魯迅在北京), Zhongguo Min Quan Bao Zhang Tong Meng (The China League for the Protection of Civil Rights) (中國民權保障同盟), Lu Xun Shi Shi Qiu Zhen Lu (Factual Researches on the Life of Lu Xun) (魯迅史實求真錄), Wu Si Wen Tan Lin Zhao (Miscellaneous Writings from the May Fourth Literary Circles) (五四文壇鱗爪), Min Zu Hun – Lu Xun de Yi Sheng (The National Soul - Biography of Lu Xun) (民族魂—魯迅的一生), Xu Guangping de Yi Sheng (Life of Xu Guangping) (許廣平的一生), Song Qingling Zhuan (Biography of Song Qingling) (宋慶齡傳), Jian Ying Hua Wen Tan (Tales from Literary Circles Told in Snapshots) (剪影話文壇) and Jia Ru Lu Xun Huo Dao Jin Tian – Chen Shuyu Jiang Lu Xun (If Lu Xun Had Lived to Today - Chen Shuyu Talks about Lu Xun) (假如魯迅活到今天—陳漱渝講魯迅).