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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 before enrolling abroad in France to further my education. I obtained my PhD. in Transcultural Studies about Chinese rock music and modern social transformation in 2014.

My research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including popular/alternative music culture in China; the interplay between subculture/youth culture and the social transformation of contemporary China. Additionally, I have a keen interest in Eastern philosophy; Buddhist studies; studies of the Mind and consciousness, the mechanism of the system (culture/value/way of thinking), the formation of self-perception and social identity, as well as the pursuit of transcendence in the cultural milieu of Asia and beyond. These subjects also confirm my aspiration for a wider range of social justice and human fulfillment in a broader sense.

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