Dr Yi Li BSc (Fudan), MSc(National University of Singapore), MA(London), PhD(London)

Dr Yi Li


Department of History & Welsh History

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Yi Li is an Associate Lecturer in East and South East History at Aberystwyth. She received her Ph.D. from SOAS, University of London in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015 she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests include colonial and postcolonial history of the Burmese Chinese, Chinese migration and diaspora, and modern East and Southeast Asian history.  She was born and raised in Shanghai, and spent years living, studying and working in Singapore and London. Before becoming a historian, Yi was trained as a software engineer.


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Li, Y 2018, 'Yearning to Belong: Malaysia’s Indian Muslims, Chitties, Portuguese Eurasians, Peranakan Chinese and Baweanese', Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 149-153.
Li, Y 2017, Chinese in Colonial Burma: A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State. Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51900-9
Li, Y 2017, Cultural Activities of the Chinese Community in Post-war Myanmar. in H-HM Hsiao, Y-F Hui & P Peycam (eds), Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-making in Asia. ISEAS Publishing, Singapore, pp. 185–207. <https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/2249>
Li, Y 2017, 'Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese Jayde Lin Roberts Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2016 xvii + 200 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-0-295-99667-7', The China Quarterly, vol. 231, pp. 832-833. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305741017001229
Li, Y 2016, 'Governing the Chinese in Multi-ethnic Colonial Burma between the 1890s and 1920s', South East Asia Research, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 135–154. https://doi.org/10.5367/sear.2016.0292
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