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Dr Lei Peng PhD

Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute coordinator Languages, Cultures and Film


    Personal Statement

    I joined the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in Chinese Studies in 2016, in addition to this role I am also the coordinator for the Confucius Institute at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film.

    Introduced to the world as a native of Mainland China, I had my Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Peking University. I then enrolled abroad in France to further my education and successfully completed Master Degrees in both Chinese Studies and French as a Foreign Language. I obtained my PhD. in Transcultural Studies about Chinese rock music and modern social transformation in 2014.

    I was always fascinated by rock/alternative music and its self-emancipation potential, especially in the specific social-historical context of modern China. I'm also interested in philosophy and spirituality (particularly from Buddhism and Taoism perspectives), the study of mind and consciousness (mindfulness and well being ), and the mechanism of the system (culture/value/way of thinking), these subjects also confirm with my aspiration of a wider range of social justice and human fulfillment for the world.

    My passions include music, meditation, hiking, cultural traveling, dance and Art, as a practicing Buddhist I also constantly stay in touch with my spiritual side.