The purpose of Tong's works is a criticism to the change of the inner mind of people. Like the eye of a human, his works continuously explore the characteristics of different female and the other. He acts like anthropologist in entering into the social space where many other painters do not see. He re-organizes the social images. His works define the social space. His paintings show not only the difference in identity, but also criticize how people are differentiated by society. The painter needs to release his subjectiveness, but needs also to take part in the social space of the other. From this he can feel directly the anxiety and pressure of the other indifferent social situation. Therefore, Tong's works express the anxiety of people under social space and daily living.
He previously worked as an oilfield worker, instrument worker, and even a calligraphy teacher in Beijing Language University.