Lei Ping | Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Lei Ping

    Coordinator of Chinese Program

    Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies

    • PhD, East Asian Studies, NYU
    • MA, Education, NYU

    Courses Taught

    Chinese Language (All levels)
    Chinese Middle Class and Cities
    Urbanization and Social Space in Contemporary Chinese Cities
    Dwelling in Dilemma: Chinese Middle Class and Cities
    Contemporary Chinese Cities
    Advance Chinese: Chinese Pop Culture in Media
    Chinese Intermediate and Introduction

    Recent Publications

     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, socialist and postsocialist urban land and real estate policies, property rights law, middle class and consumption, Chinese modernism and postmodernism, etc.

    Professional Affiliations

    India China Institute Faculty Advisory Committee, The New School
    Association of Asian Studies (AAS)
    Modern Language Association (MLA)


    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

    • 2012 Panelist, “Chinese Documentaries: The Folk Memory Project.” The School of Media Studies, The New School.
    • 2011 “Becoming ‘Remolded’— Zhou Erfu’s “Morning in Shanghai’ and Limits of Socialist Transformation of Bourgeois Subjectivity in Early 1950s Shanghai”. Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Hawaii.
    • 2010 “Visualizing the ‘Invisible’ through Socio-Spatial Distinctions of the Everyday”. Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Philadelphia.
    • 2009 “Power of a Spatial Allegory: Shanghai and Its Postsocialist Everyday Life”. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies (CACS) Biannual Conference, McGill University, Montreal.
    • 2009 “Distinction of Spaces: Ruins of Longtang Life in Post-Haussmannized Shanghai”. University of Tokyo, Center of Philosophy (UTCP) Conference,“The Plural Present of Historical Life”.


    Awards and Honors

    • GSAS Dean’s Travel Grant, NYU
    • Henry MacCracken Fellowship, NYU