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Hi there! Welcome to my web space!


I am Luan Qinglin, a third-year PhD student from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, and a teaching assistant for CHIN201, CHIN202, CHIN203, and CHIN204. Arguing for the better payment from teaching, starting from Fall 2019, supported by the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO), I became a GEO representative at our department and our goal is to have 50% wage guaranteed for 4 years for all graduate students.


I hold a Master Degree in Sociology (Research) from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Xi'an Jiaotong University. My undergraduate thesis discusses the culture and socio-economic organization of Chinese rock music throughout two generations (1986-2000, 2000-2014), and it is published on the Journal of Xinghai Conservatory of Music (​) ; my master dissertation analyzes the social backgrounds (based on CGSS data) of Chinese Communist Party members in contemporary China.


My current research interests include anthropology of media, social movement, affect, and China-U.S. relationship. 

Lover of Japanese pop music and Chinese entertainment (esp. reality shows).


The background picture of this website was taken when I exchanged to Taiwan-Chengchi University and passed by a night discussion group held in one of the University's lecture halls.


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Wechat/QQ: 1010719407

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