Chunping Lu is associate professor in the School of Politics and Law at Northwest Normal University in China. From Nov. 2010 to Apr. 2012, she is a visiting scholar in Population Study Center at University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching focus on Chinese Non-governmental organizations, sociology of organization, state-society relationships, and sociology of Education. Her doctoral dissertation title is the Cooperative Mode of People`s Mediation Organization in Shanghai Community Building. She is currently conducting a research project funded by China National Social Science Foundation, which focus on the development and management of Non-governmental Organizations in Northwest ethnic minority areas of China. She received B.A. and M.A. from Northwest Normal University (Lanzhou, China) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Shanghai University (Shanghai, China) in 2008.