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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 Modern Languages and Cultures.

    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 a Master’s Degree in French as a Foreign Language in 2008, and my PhD in Transcultural Studies about the Chinese rock music and modern social transformation in 2014.

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

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