LAI LiliPhD, Associate Professor
The research field
Anthropology, STS, Medicine
2000-2009 Dept. of Anthropology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2011-now Peking University
2009-2011 Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, Peking University (Postdoctor)
Editorial Board, Cultural Anthropology (US)
Social part-time job
Board member of Dream Corps International
 A Place at the End of a Road: A Yin-Yang Geography, Anthropologica 59(2017): 216-227. (With Judith Farquhar, Marshall Kramer)
 Reproductive Anxiety and Practical Reasoning: An anthropological observation of IVF technology (in Chinese), Journal of Xinan Minzu University (Humanities and Social Sciences), Issue 9, 2017.
 Language as Material Being (in Chinese), Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning, Issue 4, 2017.
 Four Dimensions of Studying Everyday Life (in Chinese), Exploration and Free Views, Issue 1, 2017.
 Historical Formation and Anxiety for Scientization in Contemporary Chinese Medicine (in Chinese), Beijing Cultural Review, Issue 2, 2017.
 Nationality Medicines in China: Institutional Rationality and Healing Charisma, Comparative Studies of Society and History 2015, 57 (2): 381-405. (With Judith Farquhar)
 Information and Its Practical Other: Crafting Zhuang Nationality Medicine, East Asian Science, Technology and Society 2014 (8): 417- 437. (With Judith Farquhar)
 Multisited and Collaborative Ethnography: Inspirations from minority nationalities research in the Southwest (in Chinese), Journal of Guangxi Minzu University (Humanities and Social Sciences), 2014, 36 (6).
 The Local Intimacies of China’s Rural-Urban Divide, Positions: Asia Critique 2014 summer, 22(3): 543-550.
 Everyday Hygiene in Rural Henan, Positions: Asia Critique 2014 summer, 22(3): 635-659.
 Knowledge and Lingyan: A discussion on the modern charisma in the development of minority nationalities medicine (in Chinese), Thought Frontiers, Issue 2, 2014.
 Immanent Sociality: Open-ended Belonging, Theory & Event, 2013, 16(3), the Johns Hopkins University Press.
 Normalizing and Reproducing Knowledge: An example of salvaging and sorting Zhuang nationality medicine (in Chinese), Open Times, 2013: 40(1).
 A Cultural Plaza in Shang Village: Why Culture? Whose Plaza?” in Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, Vol. 41 No.2, 2012.
 Body, Embodiment, Experience: A cultural anthropological investigation, in Anthropology Lectures, Volume 1, Beijing: Intellectual Property Press, 2012.
 Waste Management Challenges in China’s Urbanizing Countryside, in Journal of Yunnan Normal University, Vol. 43 No. 2, 2011.
 Scientizing Chinese Medicine – an anthropological observation (in Chinese), in Chinese Review of Anthropology, vol. 16. Beijing: The World Publishing Corporation, 2010.
Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary China: The Uncanny New Village. Amsterdam University Press, 2016.
 “Language to Infinity”, “History of Systems of Thought” by Michel Foucault, in the Foucault Reader (in Chinese), ed. by Wang Min’an, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009.
 Edited volume: From Deconstruction to the Critique of Globalization: A Spivak Reader (In Chinese), with Chen Yongguo, Guo Yingjian, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2007. (Including translations of several chapters)
 The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Determinations of Self in Immune System Discourse (in Chinese), by Donna Haraway, in Avant-garde Today, Issue 13. Tianjin: Tianjin Social Sciences Publisher, 2005.
 Eating Chinese Medicine (in Chinese), by Judith Farquhar, in Difference, Issue 2. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2005.
 Body Politics in the SARS Crisis, by Wang Min’an, trans. with Judith Farquhar, in Positions 12(2): 587-596. Duke University Press, 2004.
The teaching material
 Healing and Heritage: Sorting out Ethnic Traditional Medicines in China, A collaborative project with Dr. Judith Farquhar of the University of Chicago. In progress.
 The Social Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technology, Junior Faculty Research Project, Institute of Medical Humanities, Peking University. In progress.
 How Medical Institutions Promote the Public Understanding of Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Case Study Research Project, Peking University Health and Science Center. In progress.
 Everyday Hygiene and Environment in Rural China, Postdoctoral Research Project, Peking University. 2009-2011.
 Waste Management Challenges in China’s Urbanizing Countryside, A collaborative project with One Earth Designs, US and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010-2011.