Wang Guoming is Associate Professor in the Gesar College of the Northwest University for Nationalities in Lanzhou, China. He was selected by the leading Gesar group in Gansu Province and his home institution to pursue further study at Minzu University of China in Beijing. He has published multiple books and numerous journal articles, and has also been in charge of three national projects. He was born into a family that has performed the Tuzu Gesar epic for multiple generations. At present his father, Wang Yongfu, is the only living singer of this tradition, and Wang Guoming has collected and published many lines of this epic.