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Dr. Guotong Li

Guotong Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4524 | Fax: 562 985-5431 | Office: FO2-215

Research Interests

Gender and Family in Late Imperial China
Writing Women in Late Imperial China
Migration and Social Mobility in the Pacific Rim


B.A., in Chinese History, Peking University, China;
M.A., in Chinese History, National University of Singapore;
Ph.D., in Chinese History, University of California, Davis.

Selected Publications

“Imagining History and the State: Fujian Guixiu (Genteel Ladies) on the Road.” In Grace Fong and Ellen Widmer, eds., The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing. Forthcoming.

“The Consciousness of Responsibility and ‘Immortality’ in Women’s Writings in Late Imperial China.” Yenching Journal of Chinese Studies (Beijing: Peking University Press), new 20 (2006): 55-77.

“In Quest of Immortality: A Perspective of Chinese Women’s History.” Bulletin
of Ming-Qing Studies
(Hong Kong: Hong Kong University), vol. 8 (2005): 203-220.

“A Research Review on the Studies of Women’s History in Late Imperial China.” In Lee Cheuk Yin, ed., Excursions in Sinology. Hong Kong: Business Press, 2002, pp.279-299.

“The Origins of Feminist Thinking in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.” Research on Women in Modern Chinese History (Taipei: Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica), 3 (1995): 143-161.

Honors and Awards

Ph. D. Dissertation Research Grant from the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program, July 2005 – June 2006.

Young Researcher Grant from Chinese Academy of Social Science, 1997-1999.

Jr. Fac Non Resident Tuition Fellowship from University of California, Davis,
2001- 2004.

Research Scholarship from National University of Singapore, 1999-2001.

Personal Links



Modern China

Chinese Emigration and Migration in Modern Period

Comparative History (Cross-Cultural Women’s History)