Lei Ping - Assistant Professor of Chinese
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    Lei Ping

    Assistant Professor of Chinese

    Office Location:

    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Building


    Lei Ping is Assistant Professor of China Studies and Coordinator of Chinese Program at the New School for Public Engagement (NSPE). She received both her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies and M.A. in Education from New York University (NYU). She has been teaching courses on contemporary Chinese cities, urbanization, globalization, the middle class, property rights law, democracy, pop culture in media as well as Chinese language at the New School since 2010. She is an active member of New School India China Institute Faculty Advisory Committee. In 2012, 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. 

    Recent Publications:

    Jan, 2015. Journal of Asian Studies (74:1). Book Review: Spectacle and the City: Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture

    Feb, 2010. “Restratified Private Space in Postsocialist Shanghai.” Ciel Variable, Issue 84
                       “Les strates de l’espace privé dans un Shanghai postsocialiste” Ciel Variable, Issue 84

    Research Interests:

    Chinese urban and cultural studies; Shanghai studies; 20th century Chinese literature, history and cinema; modernism and postmodernism; socialist and postsocialist urban land and real estate policies, property rights law, middle class and consumption, and so forth.