Weilin Pan is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of China Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. She also teaches at the China Studies Postgraduate Program of Shanghai International Studies University. She earned her doctoral degree in History from Fudan University in 2010. She was a visiting scholar at APSI Duke University (2008-2009) and The Carter Center, Atlanta (2015), the 2017 Robinson Scholar at the British Museum and the CGA-ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Shanghai (Sep 2018 to Aug 2019). Her academic interests include material culture of modern China, China in modern English literature as well as overseas China Studies. She is the author of Un/Making the Hell Money: A Material Cultural History of Tinfoil in Southeast China (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press, 2018) and the editor of Material Culture in Modern China (Shanghai Rare Book Press, 2015). Her new book project is about recycling in Mao’s China (1949-1976).