Dr Ping Wang

Senior Lecturer (Chinese)

MA Beijing , PhD Syd

School of Humanities & Languages


+61 2 9385 3451
+61 2 9385 2666
236 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Aesthetics, Asian Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Literature in Chinese, Stylistics and Textual Analysis, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture, Cultural Understanding, Understanding Past Societies

Dr. Ping Wang is a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Wang’s research covers the area of classical Chinese literature, philosophy and art. She is the co-author of Daxue and Zhongyong, Biligual Edition (Hong Kong: the Chinese University Press, 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. Wang’s research in Classical Chinese literature is focused 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 has published numerous articles on classical Chinese poetry and Chinese literati tradition.

Wang is a recipient of a few 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.

Wang has received her Master’s degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, and PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia. Before joining UNSW, She has taught at universities in China, America, as well as the University of Sydney.



    • Wang P, 2017, Chinese For Advanced Learners: Language, Society and Culture, UNSW Press, Sydney: UNSW
    • Wang P, 2012, Daxue & Zhongyong, 1st, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Book Chapters

    • Wang P, 2017, '“The Chinese Concept of Friendship: Confucian Ethics and the Literati Narratives of Pre-Modern China”', in Conceptualising Friendship in Time and Place, Brill Value Inquiry Book Series / So, Leiden & Boston, pp. 25 - 58
    • Wang P, 2016, 'Chi Li, Lang Ping, Nie Hualing', in Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women The Twentieth Century 1912–2000 (Chinese edition), Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 128, 341, 478 - 132, 343, 482
    • Wang P, 2014, 'Li Qingzhao', in Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Routledge, pp. 214 - 220, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780765643148/
    • Wang P, 2013, 'To Stay or to Leave: The Dilemma of Ancient Chinese Literati and Exilic Writing', in Journeys and Destinations; Studies in Travel, Identity, and Meaning, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 217 - 242, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/journeys-and-destinations-14
    • Wang P, 2008, 'Review of Stephen Owen’s The Making of Early Chinese Classical Poetry. Harvard University Press, 2006', in Asian Studies Review, edn. 32 (4) 2008., Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, England, pp. 539 - 541
    • Wang P, 2005, 'Review on Figments of the Supernatural', in MCLC Resource Center Publications, edn. Original, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, online at: http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/pubs/reviews/wangping.htm, pp. 1 - 6

    Journal articles

    • Johnston I;Wang P, 2014, 'Reply to Curie Virág', Dao, vol. 13, pp. 589 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-014-9404-z
    • Johnston I;Wang P, 2014, 'Reply to Curie Virág', Dao, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-014-9404-z
    • Wang P, 2013, 'The inner workings of Lu Xun's mind: Behind the author's Pen-Names', Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, vol. 7, pp. 459 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.3868/s010-002-013-0026-7
    • Wang P, 2012, 'From Luzhen to Sendai: Locality and Metonym in Lu Xun's Pseudonyms', Provincial China, vol. Vol. 4, pp. 27 - 67
    • Wang P, 2012, 'Lasting Sorrow: Chinese Literati's Emotions on their journeys', Literature & Aesthetics, vol. 22, pp. 234 - 256, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=771394618857571;res=IELLCC
    • Wang P, 2010, 'A Solitary Boat in the Autumn Chill: Chinese Ci-Poetry and Literati Painting', Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 20, pp. 123 - 153
    • Wang P, 2008, 'Catching butterflies: a stylistic approach to classical Chinese ci- poetry', Linguistics and the Human Sciences, vol. 2, pp. 461 - 483
    • Wang P, 2007, 'The Historical and Cultural Contexts of Chinese Language', China Insights Today, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 17

    Conference Papers

    • Wang P, 2012, 'A multi-dimensional Approach to Chinese Language and Culture', in Conference Procedding, 2012 TCLT7 Organizing Committee, National Foreign Language Resource Centre, University of Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Manoa, pp. 421 - 428, presented at The 7th International Conference & Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 25 - 27 May 2012, http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/14559

    Conference Presentations

    • Wang P, 2010, '“Classical Chinese Poetry and Literati Painting”', presented at the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Biannual conference, University of Sydney, 09 - 11 July 2009

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Taught:

Classical Chinese Literature

Chinese poetry and Painting

Contemporary Chinese Literature

Chinese Civilization

Introductory Chinese

Intermediate Chinese

Advanced Chinese

Professional Chinese

Advanced Chinese Studies (Honours class)

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