Forum Experts 2018

Pen Lyu

Pen Lyu

Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Biography

Pen LYU is now an associate professor at Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. degree in sociology at Tsinghua University in 2010, plus a visiting student experience at Yale University from 2007-2008. He worked at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2011 to 2012. He works in the fields of social stratification and class analysis, business-government relationship, Chinese entrepreneurship, and comparative studies in post-communist and new emerging economies. He serves several vital academic posts, including under-secretary-general of Committee of Social Stratification and Social Mobility of Chinese Sociology Association, and secretary-in-general of Research Center for Private Entrepreneurs of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the managing director of Chinese Private Entrepreneur Survey, a nationwide survey conducted every two years since 1993. He is now working on a book on the emerging of Chinese new rich. He publishes a book on theories of social stratification (co-authored with LI Chunling) and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals in either Chinese or English.