Guo Peng is associate professor of philosophy in Shandong University. She has an M.Phil. in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield and has been a visiting scholar in Oxford University and the Jews' College at UCL. Her research areas are philosophy of language, Jewish philosophy and animal ethics. She helped start shelters for stray dogs and cats in Jinan and is deeply involved in animal rescue work and public debates and education programmes against animal cruelty in China.