Dr Lan Li

Lecturer  Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD

Deputy Director  UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland 

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BACKGROUND


Dr Lan Li studied Chinese Language and Literature at Renmin University, Beijing, China, where she received a BA and an MA. She then took up a lectureship at the university, lecturing on the History & Theory of Ancient Chinese Literature.

In 1991 she received a scholarship from Queen’s University Belfast for her PhD in Social Anthropology, which was also funded by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Her doctoral thesis documented the rise of popular religions in contemporary China, and was later published in book form in both Chinese and English. Following her doctoral studies, Dr Li lectured in Chinese Culture, Society and Language at Queen’s University Belfast and also worked as research fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the university. In August 2006, Dr Li joined the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD as a lecturer in Chinese Studies. In 2010, Dr Li was appointed Deputy Director of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland.

Dr Li is a member of the British Association for Chinese Studies and the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland. Her research interests lie in Chinese popular religion, Chinese intellectual tradition, late Qing history, and comparisons between Chinese and Western business culture.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Li, L., Zhang, C., et al. (2017) An Analysis of the Electronic Mode of Teaching Chinese as an International Language, Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press. Forthcoming.

Li, L. Brugha, C., Massey, S., Wang, L. (2016) Doing Business with China: The Irish Advantage and Challenge, Cork: Oak Tree Press.

Li, L. (2015) Popular Religion in Modern Chinese Politics: The New Role of  Nuo: First published by Ashgate Publishing; (2016) published by Routledge.

Li, L., Brugha, C., Wang, L. (2010) Doing Business in China: Irish Experience, Dublin: Blackhall Publishing. 

Li, L. (2008) Reinvention of the Belief - An anthropological Study of the Chinese Popular Religion of Nuo, Kunming: Yunnan People’s Publisher.

O’Leary, R., Li, L. (2008) Mainland Chinese Students and Immigrants in Ireland and Their Engagement with Christianity, the Churches and Irish Society, Dublin: Dublin University Far Eastern Mission and the China Educational and Cultural Liaison Committee.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Li, L., C., Brugha, M. Gallagher, (2017), “Language Protection, The Case of Irish” in Studies in Arts and Humanities Journal. Vol. 3, No 2. Forthcoming.

Li, L., (2016) ‘Book Review: Materialising Magic Power: Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities’ in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Volume 22, Issue 4.

Li, L., Tang, X. et al. (2012) “Localization of Teaching Materials in Irish Secondary School TY Unit” in Dian Huang & Mingjie Xing (eds.) Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Applied Chinese Language Studies III, London: Sinolingua London Ltd.

Li, L. (2011) “The Changing Role of the Popular Religion of Nuo in Modern Chinese Politics”, Modern Asian Studies, 45, 5, pp1280-1311. 

Li, L. (2009) “Who Controls the Fate of An ICH: A Case Study of Nuo (儺) in Southwest China”in Ségio Lira, Rogério Amoê, Cristina Prinheiro, João Pinheiro, Fernando Oliveira (eds.), Sharing Culture 2009, Barcelos: Green Lines Instituto para o Desenvolvimento Sustentâvel.

Li, L., Wildy, D. (2005) “A New Discovery and its Significance: The Statutory Declarations Made by Sir Robert Hart Concerning His Secret Domestic Life in 19th Century China”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol.43.

Li, L., (1997) (Tran.) “Ethnomusicology and Performance Analysis” People’s Music, Vol.4 & 5. 

Li, L., (1994) “A Comparative Study between Chinese and Western Theory of Artistic Inspiration” in Qi Ma (eds.) A Comparative Study between Chinese and Western Aesthetics, Beijing: Renmin University of China Press. 

Li, L., (1990) “The Living Fossil of Primitive Culture” Guangming Daily, June 3, 1990, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1990) “A Leading Study of Chinese Cultural Anthropology” Chinese Culture, April 25, 1990, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1990) “Shamanism and the Origin of Chinese Love Songs in Antiquity”, Journal of Renmin University of China, Vol.5, 1990, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1988) “The Impact of Yuxin’s Later Poems on Dufu’s Poetry” Journal of the Renmin University of China, Vol.5, 1988, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1988) “The influence of the Taoist School on the Theory of Aesthetics in China” Academic Research, Vol. 2, 1988, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1988) “A Preliminary Study of Yuxin’s Later Aesthetic Views” Journal of Capital Normal University, Vol.1, 1988, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1986) “Sources of Yuxin’s Later Literary Works” Journal of Hanzhong Normal University, Vol.3, 1986, Beijing. 

Li, L., (1984) “A Preliminary Study of Yu Zishan’s Genealogy” Journal of Hanzhong Normal University, Vol.2, 1984, Beijing. 

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES 

Li, L., Zhang, C., Wang, H., Wang, J. (2016) “A Further Research on Using Electronic Means to Teach Chinese Characters to Non-Native speaker Learners” presented at The Colloquium on Chinese Character Teaching and Learning, SOAS, University of London,12 April. 

Li, L., et al. (2015) “An Research on Using Electronic Means to Teach Chinese Characters to Non-Native speaker Learners” presented at The 13th International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, University of Oxford, 8-10 July. 

Li, L., et. Al (2013) “Localisation of Teaching Materials and Teachers to Promote Chinese Language and Culture Teaching in Irish Secondary Schools”, presented at The 11th International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, University of Nottingham, 29 June – 1 July.

Li, L., (2007) “Preservation or Exploration: the intangible cultural heritage in the process of commercialisation”, presented at The Inaugural Conference of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies: “Rising China in the Age of Globalisation”, Dublin College University, 16-18 August.

O’Leary, R & Li, L. (2007) “Encounters with Christianity among Immigrant Chinese in the Republic of Ireland”, presented at the Annual Conference of British Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford, on 21st February.

Li, L.& O’Leary, R. (2006) “How Implementation of the Post-Mao Party-State Policies Changed the Position of the Non-Institutionalised Religion of Nuo”, presented at The Annual Conference of BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, University of Manchester, 3-5 April. 

Li, L.(2004) “The Tujia’s Ethnic Identity and the Revival of the Nuo Religion”, presented at The 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Beijing, 7-11 July. 

Li, L.& O’Leary, R. (2004) “Reinvention of the Nuo Ritual and the Tujia’s Ethnicity”, presented at The Annual conference of British Association for Chinese Studies, University of Durham, 9 -10 January. 

Li, L. & Wildy, D. (2003) “A New Discovery and Its Significance: The Statutory Declarations Made by Sir Robert Hart Concerning His Secret Domestic Life in 19th Century China”, presented at The International Conference on Career and Legacy of Sir Robert Hart, Queen’s University of Belfast, 26-27 September. 

EDITED TEACHING MATERIALS

Li, L., et al. (2012) Chief editor of the Teaching Pack on Chinese Culture and Language for Transition Year, developed by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, officially recognised by National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in Ireland, and promoted by Hanban as one of the top three localised teaching materials and textbooks in the world in 2012.

Li, L., Xiaoqing, et al. (2016) Chief editor of the Teaching Pack on Chinese Culture and Language for Transition Year (2016 Edition), developed by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, officially recognised by National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in Ireland.

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