Zhu Ling, female, born in 1951, is a native of Shou County, Anhui Province. In 1988, she achieved her doctoral degree in agricultural economy from Hohenheim University in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1981, after she had gained her masters degree in economics from Wuhan University, she entered the Institute of Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is now the vice-director and a researcher at the Institute of Economics with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She was the executive director of the IAAE and vice-president of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics. In 2001, she was elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Owing to her poverty reduction research, in 1993, she won the “Excellent Scientific Research Achievement Award from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences” and in 1996, she won the Sun Yefang Prize in Economic Science. Owing to her studies in to Tibetan development, she won the Chinese Rural Development Research Prize.