Dr Yi Li
BSc (Fudan), MSc (National University of Singapore), MA PHD (London)
Senior Teaching Fellow
- Dr Yi Li
- Email address:
- 020 7898 4612
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- Office Hours:
- Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
- Thesis title:
- Chinese migrant community in Burma 1886 – 1942
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.
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.
- H353 The Creation of Modern Burma 1852-C.1941 (I)
- H453 The Creation of Modern Burma 1852-C.1941 (II)
South East Asia and China, Colonial and Imperial History, History of Migration, Overseas Chinese Network.