Lex Jing Lu
Associate Professor, History
Professor Lu received a B.A. from East China Normal University in 2006, an M.A. from East China Normal University in 2010, and an M. Phil. and Ph.D. in 2013 and 2016 from Syracuse University. He has been at Clark since 2016.
Professor Lu specializes in East Asian history and gender studies. His research focuses on the changing conceptualization of political masculinity and male beauty standards. His forthcoming book, Appearance Politics: Legitimacy Building in Late Imperial and Modern China (Cornell University Press), explores the role that physical appearance has played in Chinese political culture. Professor Lu teaches classes on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and global histories, and in the history of beauty and fashion.
- Ph.D. in History, Syracuse University, 2016
- M.Phil. in History, Syracuse University, 2013
- M.A. in History, East China Normal University, 2010
- M.A. in History, East China Normal University, 2006
Scholarly and Creative WorksScroll to top.
The Manchu Court and the Masculine Ideal: The Yongzheng Emperor’s Secret Personnel Files
Published in Late Imperial China