Summer Xuan Dai is a MA student in China Studies. She is originally from Luoyang, China and received her BA from Communication University of China in Beijing. From 2016 to 2020, she worked as a copywriter and editor in an independent bookstore in Guangzhou, and wrote a book that tells the stories of the founder of multiple independent bookstores in Beijing. Now she wants to further explore the world of independent bookstore industry in contemporary China. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and fitness. She is also a hiking and diving enthusiast.