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Department of History

Dr Yi Li

BSc (Fudan), MSc (National University of Singapore), MA PHD (London)

Overview

LI Yi
Department of History

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Member

Name:
Dr Yi Li
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4612
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
326
Office Hours:
Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
Thesis title:
Chinese migrant community in Burma 1886 – 1942

Biography

I am interested in historical exchange between China and South East Asia; the formation, development, and circulation of Chinese migrant communities under colonial rule along the Bay of Bengal. My current research focuses on the history of Chinese migrants in colonial Burma in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

PhD Research

My research aims to address the identity of the Chinese migrant community in British Burma between 1886 and 1942. By examining the conflicts and compromises amongst different groups within the community, and interactions with other ethnic communities in the colony, this study will explore how the Chinese community in Burma maintained communal links and developed a communal identity in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural colonial context.

Teaching

Courses Taught
  • H353 The Creation of Modern Burma 1852-C.1941 (I)
  • H453 The Creation of Modern Burma 1852-C.1941 (II)

Research

South East Asia and China, Colonial and Imperial History, History of Migration, Overseas Chinese Network.

Publications