Professor of Ethnomusicology at Department of Musicology, Central Conservatory of Music.
Vice-Chairman of Chinese Traditional Music Association and China’s World Music Association.
Member of Academic Advisory Board of Humanities Faculty of Helsinki University (2011–2014). He is the author of six research books and over 100 articles in both Chinese and English. His research is cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, focusing mainly on the meanings of traditional musics in their societies. Since 2011, he has been working as the director of the Central Conservatory of Music Press and Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Centre.