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Haiyi Li

Research Interests

  • Legal and Cultural history of late imperial China (1400-1800)
  • Law and Society
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Cultural and Intellectual history



Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy, 2021 (Cum Laude)

Centre College, KY Danville

Doctor of Philosophy in History (starting 2023 Spring)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL Champaign



2021-2023 Illinois Distinguished Fellowship

2023 Stanford East Asian Library Travel Grant 

2024 Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies Conference Travel Grant 

2024 Center for Global Studies Global Intersection Grant 

2024 Department of History Conference Travel Grant 



Courses Taught

2024 Fall: HIST 120 East Asian Civilizations 

Additional Campus Affiliations

Founder and chair of Asian Studies Group at Urbana Champaign

Organizer of the First Graduate Symposium on Asian Studies at Urbana Champaign 2024