Institute of Sociology of Chinese Academy of Social Science


LU, Peng

(a.k.a., LYU, Peng. as appeared on current passport)
Room 1059, No.5 Jian Guo Men Nei Road
Beijing 100732, P. R. China
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Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

        Feb 2020-present: Director: Department of Sociology for Technology and Economy

        June 2019-present: Full Professor

        May 2014-June 2019: Associate Professor

        July 2010—May 2014: Assistant Professor

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

        Sept 2011—Jun. 2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate to Iván Szelényi



Sep. 2004-June 2010: Tsinghua University, China.

        Degree: Ph.D. in Sociology.

Aug. 2007-Aug. 2008: Department of Sociology, Yale University, U.S.

        Visiting Assistant in Research (Visiting Student)

Sep. 2000-Jun. 2004: Jilin University, China.

        Degree: Bachelor of Laws in Social Work.



state-business relationship

elite study;

social stratification and mobility;

corporation social responsibility and innovation;

platform governance;

big data and artificial intelligence



Jan -Mar 2018. Visiting Scholar: Science Po Bordeaux

Jul -Aug 2017, Hiroshi Kitamura Fellow, Institute of East Asian Studies in the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Nov 2016-Jan. 2017: Visiting Scholar: Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex

2013, Fellowship for Australia–China joint action program, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

2012, Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas, provided by Japanese Sociological Association (JSA).



Secretary-in-general: Research Center for Private Entrepreneurs, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Member: Consultant Committee, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce

Consultant: Committee of Family Enterprises, Chinese Association of Private Economy

Member of editorial board: Youth Studies (《青年研究》)

Trustee: Committee of Economic Sociology, Chinese Sociology Association

Trustee: Committee of Youth Sociology, Chinese Sociology Association

Trustee & Under-secretary-general: Committee of Social Stratification and Social Mobility, Chinese Sociology Association.



Lu, P., and Fan, X., (2021), “Cadre parents and their entrepreneur children? The dual-track intergenerational reproduction of elites in China: 1978–2010”, The Journal of Chinese Sociology, Vol 8, No. 17, pp. 1-19.

Lu, P., Fan, X., Fu, F. 2021. “Profile of the Super Rich in China: A Social Space Analysis”, The British Journal of Sociology, Vol 72, No. 3, pp. 543-565.

Peng, F., Peng, L., Mao, J. Lu, P. 2021. “The Short-Run Effect of a Local Fiscal Squeeze on Pollution Abatement Expenditures: Evidence from China’s VAT Pilot Program”. Environment Resource Economy.

Chen, G. Lu, P. Lin, Z. & Song, N. 2019. “Introducing Chinese Private Enterprise Survey: Points and Prospects”, Nankai Business Review International, Vol 10, Issue 4, pp501-525.

Fan, X. & Lu, P. 2019. “The Social Composition of China’s Private Entrepreneurs: Class and Cohort Differences”, Social Sciences in China, Vol 40, No.1, pp.42-62.

Lu, P. 2017, “The Horatio Alger Myth in China: Origins of the First Generation of Visibly Richest Chinese Private Entrepreneurs”, China: An International Journal, Vol. 15, No.2, pp.4-26.

Lu, P. 2014, “Wealthy-Gentry Politics: How are Capitalists in China Chosen for the “Houses”?”, Australian Journal of Political Sciences, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp.157-173.

Lu, P. 2014, “A Comparative Analysis of Political Confidence in the BRICS countries”, Japanese Journal of Political Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 417-441.

Lu, P. 2012, “The End of Postcommunism? The Beginning of a Supercommunism? China’s New Perspective”, Polish Sociological Review, 3 (179), pp349-67.



Lu, P. & Fan, X. 2019. “Survey and Analysis Report on the Online Behaviors of China’s Private Entrepreneurs 2015”. In: Li Peilin, Chen Guangjin, Zhang Yi (eds). Chinese Research Perspectives in Society Vol (5), London: Brill, pp.395-414.

Lu, P. 2018. “A Study of Chinese Elite University Students and Graduates”, In: Dwyer, Tom. Mikhail Gorshkov, Ishwa Modi, Li Chunling, Mokong Mapadimeng (eds). Handbook of the Sociology of Youth in BRICS Countries, London: World Scientific, pp.589-606.

Lu, P. 2018. “How a local growth coalition collapsed: A case study of an anti-confiscation movement of private oil investors in a northwestern Chinese county”, In: Guo, Yingjie (eds). Local Elites in Post-Mao China, London: Routledge, pp.149-169.

Lu, P. 2015. “China’s Top Leading Cadres: More Red, Expert, or Gold?”, In: Guo, Yingjie (eds). Handbook of Class and Stratification in China, London: Elgar, pp.423-454.

Lu, P. 2015. “Transformation of China’s Socialist Brick: Reproduction and Circulation of Ordinary Cadres”, In: Guo, Yingjie (eds). Handbook of Class and Stratification in China, London: Elgar, pp.455-476.

Lu, P. 2014. “Capitalists for Proximity Capital: Winners and Losers of ‘Nationalization’ Movement in Chinese Oil Market’, In: Seung Kuk Kim, Peilin Li, and Shujiro Yazawa (eds.) A Quest for East Asian Sociologies, Seoul: Seoul National University Press, p379-418.

Han, S. and Lu, P. 2011. “The Selectivity and Consequences of Chinese Crisis Management: Consolidated Authoritarian Capitalism as a New Brand of Political Regime?”. In: Ursula van Beek and Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski (eds.) Democracy Under Stress: The Global Crisis and Beyond. Opladen, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp 141-160.

Lu, P. 2011. “Towards a Pro-Society Sociology of Health Care Reform in China”. Japan Consortium of Sociological Societies Newsletter, Issue 4, pp.11-14



Outhwaite, William and Larry Ray. 2011. Social Theory and Postcommunism, Beijing: Peking University Press. (translated with Wen Xiang et al.)

Osborne, David and Peter Hutchinson, 2011. The Price Of Government: Getting The Results We Need In An Age Of Permanent Fiscal Crisis, Shanghai: Shanghai Yiwen Press. (translated with SHANG Hongri.)

Szelényi, Iván. 2010. Imagination of Neo-classical Sociology: Reflection of A Socialist Man, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press. (translated with Wen Xiang et al.)

Domhoff, William. 2009. Who Rules America? Power, Politics, and Social Change, Nanjing: Yilin Press. (translated with Wen Xiang)

Kuhn, Robert, 2008. The Inside Story Of China’s 30 Year Reform: How China’s Leaders Think And What This Means For The Future, Shanghai: Shanghai People Press. (translated with LU Jialing et al.)

Eyal, Gil. Iván Szelényi, and Eleanor Townsley, 2008. Making Capitalism Without Capitalists: Class Formation and Elite Struggles in Post-Communist Central Europe, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press. (translated with LU Jialing.)

Other publications in Chinese can be found at:



Jan. 2020 – Chief Researcher: Economic and Social Impacts of Technology Implication (“Innovation Project” funded by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Dec. 2019 – Director: Attitudes of Chinese Entrepreneur (All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce)

Jun. 2018 -Director: Structure, Attitudes, and Behavior of the New Generation of Chinese Private Entrepreneurs (Key Project of China National Social Sciences Fund)

Nov. 2018- Director: Social Value of Artificial Intelligence (Baidu Company)

Fed. 2014 Managing Director: Chinese Private Entrepreneur Survey (CPES) (All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, State Administration for Market Regulation, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China Society of Private Economy, and the United Front Work Department of CCP) (


Feb. 2019 -Director: Corporation Social Responsibility of Chinese Private Entrepreneurs (Key Project of China National Social Sciences Fund)

Oct. 2014-Director: Studies on Private Economy and Employment (State Administration for Industry and Commerce)

Aug. 2011—Director: Government-business relationship in the factor market (National Social Science Foundation)

Jun. 2011—Director, The policy-making in China’s Untradeable Stock Sharing Reform (Kaifeng Foundation).

Updated on Feb 12, 2020