Jinhua Li

Associate Professor of Chinese Studies and Language, Duke Kunshan University

Associate Director of the Language and Culture Center, Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Jinhua Li is interested in contemporary Chinese cinema and its transnational articulations of identity, gender, and cultural politics. She is especially intrigued by how cinematic texts mediate the dynamics between the national and the transnational, the local and the global, and the mercurial dichotomies. She has taught courses in Chinese and East Asian cinemas, transnational film remakes, Chinese and East Asian literatures, martial arts cinema, Chinese language, Asian American popular culture, film studies, and led study abroad programs to China, Japan, and South Korea. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Studies Development Program Alumni Chapter since 2022 and is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Chinese for Academic and Occupational Purposes since 2021. 

Jinhua Li has a B.A. in English and an M.A. for English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Purdue University, West Lafayette campus. Jinhua Li was a Full Professor of Chinese Studies and Language and Chair of the Interdisciplinary/International Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Asheville prior to joining Duke Kunshan University.