Assistant Professor, Peking University

PKUSSI Course:China and Africa: Global Encounters in History and Present

Dr. CHENG Ying is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Peking University, China. Her research interests include popular culture in Africa, African visual and performance arts, cultural interactions between China and Africa, and so on. Her PhD, awarded by SOAS, the University of London in 2016, focused on the transformation of popular theatre culture in urban Nigeria. Dr Ying Cheng is an editorial board member ofJournal of African Cultural Studies. She has also been a research associate (Arts of Africa and the Souths) of Rhodes University, South Africa since 2017. In recent years, she has published articles in AfricanArts,Journal of African Culture Studies,Routeledge Handbook of African Literature,African Theatre,Annual Reriew of African Studies in China, and so on.