Li Li

Li Li

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: SB-102E
Phone: 978-542-6158

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1008 S1 HST912 Contemporary China 1949-Present
2399 05 FYHI100 First Year Seminar (History)
2415 03 HST106 Global History Since 1900
2439 01 HST281 The Cultural Revolution, Tiananmen Movement, and Economic Growth in Contemporary China

Professional Biography

Ph.D.: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;

M.A.: University of South Carolina (Columbia);

B.A.: Peking University, China;

High School: The Affiliated High School of Shanghai Jiaotong University;

Middle School: Shanghai No. 54 Middle School.

Professional Interests

History of US-China Relations;

The Old China Trade (Salem-Canton);

Development of Shanghai.


Also serves as the Asian Studies Coordinator.

Selected Publications

Mission in Suzhou: Sophie Lanneau and Wei Ling Girl's Academy, 1907-1950 (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 1999);

Review of Forced to Be Good: Why Trade Agreements Boost Human Rights by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Human Rights Review, Fall 2009;

Review of The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression by James Mann. Human Rights Review, Summer 2008;

Review of Human Rights in Asia: A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA by Randall Peerenboom, Carole. J. Petersen and Albert H. Y. Chen (eds). Human Rights Review, Spring 2008;

"From Southern Baptist Identity to Chinese Baptist Identity, 1850-1950," in Baptist Identities: International Studies from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries, ed. Ian M. Randall,Toivo Pilli, and Anthony R. Cross (Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2006), 241-256;

Selected Presentations

“The China Trade and the Rise of the Tea Culture in New England,” International Conference of Asian Food Study, Shaoxing, China, October 2013;

Panel Organizer and Presenter, “Creating an Open and Global Mind: Case Studies on New England Global Programs,” American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Global Learning in College conference, October 2013;

“Southern Baptist Missions in China—A Review of History, Archives, and Scholarship,” International Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Cultural Relations and Exchanges, Hangzhou, China, Nov 2012;

“A Comparative Study of Sino-American Merchants,” International Conference on Sino-Foreign Communication and World Civilizations, Guangzhou, China, Dec 2011;

Panel Organizer and Presenter, “The East Asia Challenge and American Higher Education,” American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting 2011;

Panel Organizer and Presenter, "Making Liberal Education a Bridge to the Globe," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), January 2010;

Panel Organizer and Presenter, "The China Challenge and American Higher Education," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, January 2009;

COPPER Project Presentation, COPPER Cluster and the New England Faculty Development Consortium, June 2, 2006;

"Salem Merchants and Canton Merchants," A Presentation at the China Trade Symposium, Boston Athenaeum, May 20, 2005.