- Ph.D. Comparative Literature, New York University 1992-1999.
- M.A. English Literature, Long Island University 1985-1987.
- B.A. English Literature, Beijing University 1980-1984 - See a photo from the her first day on campus.
- Hangzhou Foreign Language School 1976-1978.
- Associate Professor, Macalester College 2005-present - Read excerpts from the Macalester Faculty Personnel Committee tenure evaluation.
- Assistant Professor, Macalester College 1999-2005.
- Poet-in-Residence, University of St. Thomas 1999.
- Poetry workshop instructor, The Loft 1998-1999.
- Fiction workshop instructor, Naropa 1995, 1997, 1999.
- Fiction workshop instructor, Writers' Voice 1997-1998.
- Creative writing instructor, Eugene Lang College, 1997-1998.
- Poet-in-Residence, Teachers and Writers Collaborative 1992-1998.
- Poet-in-Residence, Department of Education of City Ballet 1992-1998.
- Bush Artist Fellowship for Poetry 2003:
"Wang Ping is a poet whose roots are deep in Chinese poetry. She moved to the United States 17 years ago and has since experimented in her poetry with the weaving of two cultures, two languages and two poetic traditions. Wang’s newest poems focus on the female body and she is planning to write a series of poems which employ visual images."
- The Loft Career Initiative Grant 2003:
"Wang Ping was awarded $8,000 to bring her new collection of poetry, forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2003, to a wider audience. She will hire a publicist for interviews; conduct writing workshops at the Stillwater Correctional Facility and provide books to the inmates; translate the poems into Chinese and conduct a reading tour in China; and create a bilingual Web site. The judges commented that she is a versatile and accomplished writer whose proposal will help her contain new audiences on both the East and West coasts, as well as in her home country of China."
- Eugene M. Kayden Book Award for the Best Book in the Humanities - Aching for Beauty 2001
- Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship for Fiction 2001
- New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry 1997
- New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Translation 1997
- NEA for Poetry 1995
- Best Book for Young Adults by New York Public Libraries - American Visa 1994
- The Magic Whip, Poetry, Coffee House Press, 2003.
- Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China, Cultural Study, University of Minnesota Press (hardcover), 2000 (paperback- Random House, 2002).
- New Generation: Poems from China Today, Poetry Anthology, Hanging Loose Press, 1999.
- Of Flesh & Spirit, Poetry, Coffee House Press, 1998.
- Foreign Devil, Novel, Coffee House Press, 1996.
- Flames by Xue Di, translated by Wang Ping and Keith Waldrop, Paradigm Press, 1995.
- American Visa, Short Stories, Coffee House Press, 1994.
Poetry, Fiction, and Essays Published in Magazines and Anthologies (partial listing)
The Best American Poetry 1993 and 1996; The Chicago Review; Critical Quarterly; The Literary Review; The Portable Lower Eastside; River City; Sulfur; Talisman; West Coast Line; The World; XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics; Indiana Review; Luna; Facture; GSU Review; Speakeasy; Global City Review; Bombay Gin; The KGB Bar Book of Poems, David Lehman and Star Black, editors; Exhibition Under Construction, May Joseph and Mark Nowak, editors; Hanging Loose; Manoa; Minneapolis Star Tribune; The Butcher Shop; Lingo; Third Coast; Graffiti; Premonitions; and Water-stone.
Readings (partial listing)
The Poetry Project, Brooklyn College, The Knitting Factory, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Long Island University, Detroit Festival of Arts, Barnes & Noble, Donnell Public Library, "All Things Considered" (National Public Radio 1995, 1997), "Word of Mouth" (Minnesota Public Radio, 2000), Brooklyn Public Library, East Michigan University, Indiana University, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Hamline University, St. Thomas University, Interview with Katherine Lanpher (Minnesota Public Radio).
- Served on the board of the Poetry Project of St. Marks Church (NYC), 1995-1998
- Translated and interpreted for Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Beidao, Gu Chen, Jiang He and other American and Chinese poets during the 1989 American Chinese Poetry Festival at the Modern Art Museum
- Interpreted for the series of readings and conferences on contemporary Chinese poetry organized by the Academy of American Poets, 1992
- The Loft, 2003 Minnesota Writer's Career Initiative Program