Guo Qiyong was born in Wuhan in 1947. In 1978, he was admitted to the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. In 1984, he received Master of Philosophy degree and joined the School of Philosophy. In 1992, he received his Ph.D. degree from the same university and promoted to Associate Professor in 1993. Currently, he is serving as a professor at the School of Philosophy, Wuhan University. He also serves as Dean of the School of Humanities and Dean of the School of Philosophy. He has engaged with many organizations and held many important posts such as Dean of the Classics Studies School, Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Research Center, Deputy Director of the State Council Academic Degrees Committee for the Discipline of Philosophy, Deputy Director of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Deputy Executive Director of the International Confucian Association, Vice-President of the China Confucius Institute. He has been invited as visiting scholar to Harvard University, the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, the University of Munich, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Seoul National University. He has authored many books and research papers. He mainly teaches about the history of Chinese philosophy, the Four Books, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Chinese culture, Confucius, and the methodology of Chinese philosophy.