Lihong Lei

Author: Release date:2021-08-24 11:07:33Source:发展研究院英文

Lihong Lei, Assistant Professor

Dr. Lihong Lei is an assistant professor at Fudan Development Institute (FDDI). He received his B.A. degree in Sociology from Tsinghua University in 2011. In 2018, he earned his Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from Tsinghua and was honored the Outstanding PhD Graduate of Tsinghua. Before joining FDDI, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at School of Ethnology and Sociology, Minzu University of China. He is also a standing director and deputy secretary-general of the Development Anthropology Committee of the China Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (2020-2024).


His research interests lie in rural development, borderland studies and ethnic studies. In his research, he has taken an inter-disciplinary approach that draws on anthropology, history and area studies, utilizing both anthropological fieldwork and historical archives. His Ph.D. thesis, a historical anthropological study of the Lahu Christians on the Sino-Myanmar borderland, has won the Second Prize of Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Tsinghua University and the Nomination of the 6th Yu Tianxiu Outstanding Sociology Doctoral Thesis. His research currently focuses on the preservation and development of traditional villages, the cross-border flows on the Sino-Myanmar borderland, and the localization and social integration of “the Hakka”. He has published several articles in multiple academic journals including Social Sciences of Beijing, Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science Edition), Folklore Studies and Jiangsu Social Sciences. He is currently leading a Youth Project as Principal Investigator and participating in several Major Projects supported by the National Social Science Fund of China.