MA BFSU, Beijing; PhD Syd
Born and educated in China with a master's degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and then a PhD from the University of Sydney, Ping Wang is an Associate Professor of classical Chinese literature and philosophy in the School of Humanities and Languages in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. She is the co-author of Daxue & Zhongyong (2012), an extensive study of commentaries on Daxue and Zhongyong, two of the “Four Books” considered amongst the most critically important Confucian classics and Chinese philosophy more broadly, as well as the Mingjia & Related Texts (2020): essentials in the understanding of the development of pre-Qin philosophy.
Wang’s research covers the area of classical Chinese philosophy and literature with a focus on poetry, in particular ci-poetry, one of the main poetic genres in the history of Chinese literature. Her research also extends to Chinese literati art and aesthetics. Interdisciplinary approach marks her research. She is an invited research collaborator with international institutions across Asia, Europe and the US, as well as a recipient of a number of international fellowships, including Artist-in-Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, and Affiliated Fellow, the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Before joining UNSW, Wang has also taught at universities in China and America.
I've been invited as a research partner for International Collaborative projects, including:
I have received a few international fellowships, including:
Visiting Research Fellow, ERC-funded Project, Adam Mickiewicz University , Poland, 2016 & 2019
Affiliated Fellow, the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands. 2004 & 2012
Artist-in-Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 2004
My Research Supervision
2 PhD students and 2 MA students
I teach in the area of Chinese literature, aesthetics, as well as language. The courses I am currently teaching include:
ARTS3456 Classical Chinese Literature
ARTS2464 Chinese Ideas of Beauty and Erotica: Ancient to Modern
ARTS1450 Introductory Chinese A for Non-background Speakers
ARETS1451 Introductory Chinese B for Non-background Speakers