Li Peilin is the vice president of CASS, and as a member of its leading Party members’ group.
Li Peilin was born at Jinan (capital city of Shandong Province) in May 1955. In 1982, he graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Shandong University, and then studied abroad from1983. He got his master’s degree from the University of Lyon (France) in 1984, and a PhD degree in sociology from the University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne) in 1987.
Li is an alternate member of the 18th CPC Central Committee, vice president of CASS, member of the leading Party members’ group of CASS, CASS Member, member of the Presidium of the CASS Academic Divisions, director of the Institute of Sociology, chief manager of the “Philosophy and Social Sciences Innovation Project” of CASS in the Institute of Sociology, research fellow (professor) and PhD candidate supervisor.
In 1992, Li was awarded the title of “Young Expert of Outstanding Achievements” by the government, and enjoyed a special allowance by the government from 1993. In 1996, he was selected as the nation-level representative for the “Millions of Talent in the New Century Project.” After that, he won the award of “National Outstanding Returned Overseas Chinese Talent” in 2003 and was elected to be a representative of the “Four Groups Talents” in the national system of publicity and culture in 2005.
His main fields of research are social development, social structure, enterprise organization and social policy.
His part-time positions include:
Vice president (representative of artificial person) of the Chinese Sociological Association;
Member of the Governmental Expert Committee of the 12th “Five-Year Plan”;
Member of the Degree Committee of the State Council;
Member of the Review Committee of the National Social Science Fund;
Chief expert of the expert group of sociology under the “Marxist Theory Project”;
PhD candidate tutor of EHESS（école des hautes études en sciences socials）;
Member of the Academic Degrees Committee and the Evaluation Committee of Professional Titles of CASS;
Chief editor of Sociological Studies;
Director of the Academic Committee of Sociology of CASS;
Member of the Editorial Committee of Social Sciences in China;
Chief editor of the Editorial Committee of “Collection of Translations of Sociology under the series of Classical Teaching Materials”;
Member of the Academic Committee of the Research Base of Sociology at Peking University;
Part-time professor of Nankai University, Beijing Normal University, Shanghai University, Wuhan University, Shandong University and the Central University of Finance and Economics.
His works (written alone and co-authored as the first author) include:
Employment and change of the systems, Hangzhou: Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2001.
An analysis of the social cost of state-owned enterprises, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP), 2000.
Chinese enterprises in transition: Discussion on organizational innovation of SOEs, Jinan: Shandong People’s Publishing House, 1992.
Growing points of a new social structure, Jinan: Shandong People’s Publishing House, 1993.
Transformation of China’s social structure: A sociological analysis of the reform of the economic system, Harbin: Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House, 1995.
China in the 20th century: Academics and society (Sociology Volume), Jinan: Shandong People’s Publishing House, 2001.
Build a well-off society in China, Beijing: SSAP, 2003.
The end of villages, Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2004.
Social stratification in China today, Beijing: SSAP, 2004.
Re-rising Japan, Beijing: CITIC Publishing House, 2004.
Another invisible hand: Transformation of social structure, Beijing: SSAP, 2005.
Social conflicts and class consciousness, Beijing: SSAP, 2005.
Ten lectures on harmonious society, Beijing: SSAP, 2006.
A study of social harmony and stability in China, Beijing: SSAP, 2008.
Social stratifications in the BRIC countries: Changes and comparisons, Beijing: SSAP, 2011.
Social transition and China’s experience, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2013.
Chief editor of the annual “The situation in China’s society: Analysis and forecast” (The Yearbook about China’s Society), annually published by SSAP.