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Zhanpei ZHENG Zhanpei Zheng was born September 10, 1933 in Cixi, Zhejiang Province. He is a graduate of Shanghai No. 2 Medical College (Currently Shanghai Jiaotong University Medical College), part-time professor, and mentor for master’s level students. Dr. Zheng is the former vice-director of the Shanghai Mental Health Centre and former Director of the China Medical Association’s Forensic Psychiatry Society. He is the current chairman of the Shanghai Forensic Science Committee, contributing researcher to the Ministry of Justice’s Forensic Research Centre and on the editorial board of both the Journal of Forensic Medicine and the Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry. After graduating from college in 1958 he became involved in the work of clinical psychiatry where his motto was “My patients are my teachers and everything I study is for the patients.” Dr. Zheng has always put special emphasis on gaining experience in difficult to diagnose and treat cases. He compiled many books including: Mental Illness Practical Treatment and Diagnosis Handbook, Treatment Resistant Mental Illness: Appraisal and Analysis, The Practice of Clinical Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Case Analysis, Forensic Psychiatry: Difficult Issues and Case Analysis, Foundations of Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry: Discussion and Analysis of Controversial Cases in Illness Appraisal, Forensic Psychiatry: Difficulties and Instruments of Appraisal, The Practice of Appraisal in Forensic Psychiatry and many others. In lieu of the tremendous impact his writings have had over all of China in the field of forensic psychiatry Dr. Zheng was given special recognition by the Ministry of Justice in 2010 as a “Forensic Psychiatry Appraisal Expert”. He is also the recipient of recognition from the China State Council and was picked 4 times in a row, from 2009-2011, for the National “Excellence in Teaching Award”. Dr. Zheng is a widely popular speaker and has done events all over the country speaking on the topics of clinical and forensic psychiatry. He is also a regular contributor to Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry’s ‘Clinical case conference’ section, where his writings and experiences on clinical psychiatry are enjoyed by large audiences.