Mang Ping is a Professor at the Academy of Chinese Culture. A leading spokesperson on animal welfare and the environment, she is founding director of the Animal Protection Society and China Zoo Watch. She leads a campaign against animal performances in Beijing. She is author of Notes on Green Life and co-author of The World of the Interrelated Self and Other: Chinese Beliefs, Lives and Views of Animals. She was awarded the Pearl Award For Reverence For Life in 2006.