Luna Wang (BA, Peking University; MSc & MA, Oxford)
China Projects Officer
Luna Wang received her BA in Law and Economics from Peking University in 2007. Subsequently she passed the Chinese National Judicial Examination and obtained the lawyer qualifications in 2008.
In 2011 she finished a masters degree in Sociology at the University of Oxford, focusing on migration between urban and rural areas inside China. Her research aimed at uncovering the selective process of return migration and the factors contributing to this phenomenon, in order to help both urban and rural governments to have an objective understanding of this internal migration on a massive scale in the rapid process of urbanisation, so that relevant policies can be made to maintain social stability and absorb surplus labour.
Luna is currently pursuing a DPhil in Sociology at the University of Oxford.
Luna has diverse work experience. She led volunteer work at Peking University, because of which she was invited by the Beijing International Voluneers Association to co-author a series of books entitled Volunteer Reader. These were published by China Radio International Press in 2006 and thereafter used as training materials for volunteers of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Before coming to Oxford, Luna also worked for three years as Investment Advisor and Project Manager in real estate industry in Beijing for two leading developers.
After graduation from her first masters degree at Oxford, Luna served as a mentor to postgraduate students at the University of Oxford for three years, providing support to a wide range of students coming from more than 30 nationalities. Familiar with both English and Chinese cultures, Luna has also worked closely with many Chinese visiting scholars from many Chinese universities. She has also facilitated and organised exchange programmes, building connections between the University of Oxford and universities in China.
In addition to her role as China Project Officer at SEE, Luna also works as a programme coordinator for the Oxford Character Project at the University of Oxford. This is a pioneering project seeking to help talented Oxford postgraduate students develop key virtues of character that will prepare them to be mature thinkers and leaders who go on to have a significant influence and impact around the world.