FANG Ping was born in September 1969 in Hexian County in Anhui Province. He started to work in August 1986 and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1991. He is now vice Party chief of ECNU. With a master's degree and Ph.D. degree in history, Fang is a Ph. D. supervisor.

Work Experience
Fang began to work in Sunbao Middle School in Hexian County, Anhui Province, in August 1986. In September 1988, he came to ECNU to
pursue further studies in history and received a bachelor's degree in July 1992 and a master's degree three years later. After graduation, he worked in the Organization Department of the Jing'an District Committee of the Communist Party of China from July 1995 to September 1997. He returned to ECNU to study for a Ph.D. degree in history in September 1997 and stayed to teach at the university after acquiring a Ph. D. diploma in 2000.  He was promoted to be an associate professor in 2002 and professor nine years later. Other positions he had taken included vice head of the Organization Department of ECNU Committee of the CPC, vice director of the university's Party Committee Office and Network and Information Center, vice director of the Administrative Office of the Zhongshan Road North Campus, director of the Party Committee Office and top leader of the Faculty of History. He was promoted to be leader of the Organization Department of ECNU Committee of the CPC in March 2013 and executive vice president of ECNU in November that year. He became vice Party chief of ECNU in March this year.

Major Academic Achievements
Fang is devoted to research and teaching of modern and contemporary Chinese history, specializing in the social and cultural history in modern China. His research projects had been included into the Dawn Program of Shanghai Education Commission. He has had more than 20 essays published by publications and wrote a book named “Public Domain in Shanghai in Late Qing Dynasty (1895-1911)”, which won the 9th Shanghai Outstanding Philosophy and Social Science Achievement Award.