Pei Yuxin is frequently addressedas “Doctor Pei,” not only due toher doctorate of philosophy fromthe Department of Social Workand Administration of the University ofHong Kong, but also because she is a noted“sexpert” who focuses on contemporaryChinese women. Born in 1970, Pei now works at Guangzhou-based Sun Yat-senUniversity as an assistant sociology professor.
She is considered by Chinese media tobe one of the most influential researcherson women studies along with Li Yinhe andAi Xiaoming.
Her choice of research is a theme mostChinese feel embarrassed to talk aboutin public places: sex. She once offered a10,000-yuan cash prize for female masturbationvideos and participation in masturbationresearch, creating a buzz across thenation. She claimed that she could shed newlight on Chinese society through reasearchingsexual behavior. In 2013, she publishedSex and the City: A Study of ShanghaiYoung Women Born in the 1970s. The bookrecounts the life stories of more than 40women living in Shanghai, who hailed fromvarying backgrounds, occupations, and livingconditions, but were born in the 1970s.
The book contains abundant rarely-seenfirst-hand information about sexual experienceof young Chinese women.......