Dr. Huaiyin Li is Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include modern Chinese history, contemporary Chinese economy and politics, agrarian studies, and global history.
Professor Li’s books include Village Governance in North China, 1875-1936 (Stanford University Press, 2005) and Village China Under Socialism and Reform: A Microhistory, 1948-2008 (Stanford University Press, 2009), which won the 2009 Cecil B. Currey Book Award from the Association of Third World Studies, the 2010 Award for Academic Excellence from the Chinese Historians in the United States, and the 2010 Robert W. Hamilton Book Runner-Up Award from University of Texas at Austin. His third book, Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing (University of Hawaii Press, 2013), received the Robert W. Hamilton Book Runner-Up Award from University of Texas at Austin in 2014. His most recent book is The Making of the Modern Chinese State, 1600-1950 (Routledge, 2020). He received his PhD from UCLA in 2000.