Assistant Professor of Chinese
Lei Ping is Assistant Professor of China Studies at The New School. She is also Coordinator of Chinese and Korean Studies and Faculty Advisor at India China Institute. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from New York University (NYU). Her research focuses on Marxism, urbanism, cultural sociology, and social classes in Asian and global economies. Her writings have appeared in leading academic journals such as Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, China Review International, NewBooks Asia, etc. Her recent works examine socialist remolding of the Shanghai national bourgeoisie and everyday life in the Mao era, as well as the middle classes in Shanghai and New Delhi. She has taught courses on modern and contemporary Chinese history, political economy, art, cinema, East Asian pop culture as well as the Chinese language at The New School. In 2013, she launched the first field-based undergraduate summer study abroad program for The New School in Shanghai China in collaboration with Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts and Parsons School for Design.
Ph.D. New York University
M.A. New York University
B.A. Fudan University
Lei Ping. "Demolition of a Distinctive Chinese Habitus: Controversies of Urban Sustainability in Postsocialist Shanghai." Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. Vol. 63. 2019. (Forthcoming)
Lei Ping. "Survival of Shanghai Urbanite Culture in the Mao Era: Bourgeois Aspirations and Practice of Longtang Everyday Life." Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism. Vol.1, No.1. 2019.
Lei Ping. Book Review. Shadow Modernism: Photography, Writing, and Space in Shanghai, 1925-1937 by William Schaefer. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) NewBooks.Asia. 2019. (Forthcoming)
Lei Ping. Book Review. Scythe and the City: A Social History of Death in Shanghai by Christian Henriot. China Review International, Vol.23, No.4, December 2018.
Lei Ping. Book Review. Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China by Denise Y. Ho. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) NewBooks.Asia. September 2018.
Lei Ping. Book Review. Spectacle and the City: Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture edited by Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen. Journal of Asian Studies, Vol.74, No.1, January 2015.
Lei Ping. “Restratified Private Space in Postsocialist Shanghai” and “Les strates de l’espace privé dans un Shanghai postsocialiste.” Ciel Variable, Vol. 84, February 2010.
Chinese urban and cultural studies; Shanghai studies; Critical Asian Studies; Modern and contemporary Chinese and Asian literature, cinema, art, history, and politics.
Faculty Mentoring Grant, 2017 - 2018, The New School
Research Fellow, 2015 - 2016, India China Institute
GSAS Dean’s Travel Grant, NYU
Henry MacCracken Fellowship, NYU
Chinese Cinema and Society
Chinese Fashion & Consumerism (Spring 2020)
Chinese: Pop Culture
East Asian Pop Culture (Spring 2020)