Professor of Asian History
Memorial Hall 211
About Professor Li
Xiaoxiong Li joined PSU faculty in spring 1993. He received his B.A. and M.A. in history at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China in 1982 and 1985. He went to US to continue his study in 1985 and received his M.A and Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in 1987 and 1992.
Dr. Li’s regional specialization is East Asia, particularly China. He teaches History of Traditional China, History of Modern China, the Current China, History of Modern East Asia, and the History of Japan with focus on the political, social, and economic changes in this region. Dr.Li’s other teaching interest is modern world history. Currently he teaches History of Southeast Asia, History of Asia Cultures, Roots of Current Global Conflict, Cross Cultural Contact in World History, and Modern World History (1500 to present).
Dr. Li’s published works and professional presentations focus on 19th and 20th century China. Some of his publications are: Poppies, Power, and Politics: Opium in Sichuan, 1840s to 1940s , University of Delaware Press, June 2009; “The Wage System of the State Administrative Personnel in the People’s Republic of China”, China Report, A Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 33, Number 2, 1997, pp.145-163, New Delhi, India; “The Rise of New Elite in Rural China and Its Characteristics”, Journal of Northeast Asian Study, Vol. XV, Number 3, Fall 1996, pp.100-115, Washington, D.C.; “Economic Reforms, Social Changes, and Illegal Chinese Emigrants”, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.5, No.11, 1996, pp.93-104, Oxfordshire, UK. His current research interest concentrates on the political and economic situations of Sichuan Province, China, from 1950s to late 1960s.