Dr Qiunan Li

School of East Asian Studies

Teaching Associate


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Dr Qiunan Li
School of East Asian Studies
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA
I have joined SEAS as a teaching associate in 2019 after completing my PhD in East Asian studies. As a historian by training, I am interested in the study of how colonized people construct their identities in changing socio-political contexts.

University of Sheffield (MA, PhD)

Research interests
My research area is interdisciplinary, and draws on a variety of fields including politics, international relations, history, social and political theory within the realms of Chinese and East Asian studies. Currently, I am focusing on the study of ordinary people in wartime China, the strategies and tactics that they deploy in face of political changes, their changing relationships with the state, and the ways they were represented in the process.
Upcoming - Li, Q. (2020) ‘Struggling to survive- The experiences of ordinary people in Manchukuo from 1937 to 1945’, Journal of Modern Chinese History.
Teaching activities

I am a seminar coordinator for the following modules in Spring Semester 2020:

EAS1000 Exploring East Asia

EAS6212 Work and Organization in East Asia

EAS6149 Media and Public Communication in Japan

EAS6143 The Political Economy of China