LEI Qili, born in September 1966, is a native of Luotian County, Hubei Province. He is a CPC member, holder of Ph.D in arts, professor and doctoral supervisor. He now serves as a Member of the ECNU Standing Council and Vice President of ECNU.  

Education & work experience

From September 1985 to July 1989, he studied in the Department of Chinese in ECNU and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. In July 1989, he began working in the Students’ Affairs Office and then served as Secretary of the Youth League Committee in the Shanghai Institute of Tourism. From May 1996 to June 2001, he served successively as Editor, Vice Copy Editor, Deputy Director of No. 1 Editorial Department, and Director of the First Editorial Office at the Orient Publishing Center. From October 2001 to October 2003, he studied in Lingnan University in Hongkong and received his Master of Philosophy degree (Cultural Studies). He joined the faculty of ECNU in October 2003. From September 2004 to June 2008, he studied at the Department of Chinese in ECNU and received his Ph.D. degree (Arts). He was promoted to associate professor in December 2004 and to professor and doctoral supervisor in December 2008. He then served successively as Director of the Communication Department and Deputy Dean of the School of Communication. During this period, he visited Nanyang Technological University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Harvard University and other universities as a visiting professor or a senior visiting scholar in 2007, 2009 and 2012 respectively. Since October 2014, he has served in succession as Director of the Academic Affairs Office, Director of the Preparation Office for the Medical College, and Assistant to the President. He has been a Member of ECNU Standing Council and Vice President of ECNU since July 2021.

Major research areas and achievements

In recent years, his major research interests have been the study of the modern transformation of Chinese publishing, contemporary Chinese media culture, and modern and contemporary Chinese literature. He has published two academic monographs and co-authored one book. Among the more than 60 academic papers he published, many have been translated into English and Japanese and published in international academic journals. In addition, he has headed projects supported by the National Social Science Fund of China and the Municipal Social Science Fund of Shanghai, as well as other commissioned research projects. He was selected into the New Century Excellent Talents Program of the Ministry of Education. He has also been awarded a series of prizes, including the Pace-Setter in the New Long March of Shanghai, the Essay Editor Award in the 1st Lu Xun Literature Prize, and the Outstanding New Teacher Award and Excellent Teacher Award of ECNU. In addition, he won the second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award in 2018, and the special prize and first prize of the Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award in 2017. He is now a Member of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Quality Education in Higher Education under the Ministry of Education and a Member of the National Advisory Committee on Teaching Aesthetics in Higher Education under the Ministry of Education.