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Dr Lei Peng PhD

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


    Personal Statement

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

    Introduced to the world as a native of Mainland China, I found myself constantly wanting cultivate myself and learn as much as possible. After having my Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Peking University, I enrolled abroad in France to further my education and successfully completed a Master’s Degree in French as Foreign Language in 2008. Having an interest in the field of cultural studies I chose to pursue a Ph.D. in Transcultural Studies while working as a teaching assistant in department of Chinese Studies at the University of Jean-Moulin Lyon III. My doctoral thesis entitled "Rock in China: protest and Consumption since the 1980s". (« Rock en Chine: contestation et consommation depuis les années 1980 »)

    I was always fascinated by the rock/alternative music and its potential power of self-emancipation, especially in the specific social-historical context of the modern China. I'm also interested in philosophy and spirituality (especially the Buddhism/Taoism oriented ones), the study of consciousness (physical and mental 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.