Li-ru Lu is the Chair and Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature in National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. Born in Nantou, a small city in the middle of Taiwan, Lu obtained her doctorate in English and American literatures from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Her areas of specialization include Early American Literature, American Poetry, English and American Nature Writings, Environmental Humanities, Ecological Discourse, and Travel Writing. Currently, She is the author of two books, Writing the Wilderness Environment: The Discourse of Wilderness Preservation in the Texts of American Environmental Writers (Bookman Books, 2005) and Uncovering New Ground for American Nature Writing: Discourses of Natural History from John Bartram to Wilson Flagg (Common Ground Publishing, 2014). She is also the co-author of a chapter in Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature (Lexington Books, 2015).