Wai-yee Li

Wai-yee Li

1879 Professor of Chinese Literature
Director of Graduate Studies, 2020-21

Region: China
Time: 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century
Theme: Chinese Literature, Early Modern Drama, History of the Body, History of Gender and Sexuality, Intellectual History

Wai-yee Li teaches Chinese literature at Harvard University. Her research focuses on early China and late imperial Chinese literature and culture. She is interested in historiography, the history of emotions, the relationship between history and literature, material culture, trauma and memory, and gender and sexuality.

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