Li Li

Li Li

Professional Details

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

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1253 01 HST128 Global Societies and Cultures
1263 01 HST299 Samurai, Geisha, Emperor, and Concubine: Chinese and Japanese Historical Movies and Novels
3876 S1 HST989 Topics in World History

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.