Dr. Kaiyi Li joined CeMEAS in April 2023. Since 2021, she has been a research fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany. She currently leads a BMBF funded project titled “The Digital Transformation of School Education in China: Policies, Governance Structures and Local Stakeholders”. She obtained her Ph.D in 2020 from Technische Universität Braunschweig with the dissertation “Transnational Education Cooperation: on the League of Nations and China during the interwar Period”.
Kaiyi Li is interested in education and social transformation in China since the late 19th century. Her research focuses on the transnational history of education in China, the League of Nations in cultural domains, educational digitalization and social (in)equality in contemporary China. She is applying post-structuralist discourse analysis theory to her research on historical and contemporary China.
- Kaiyi Li (2022). “Chinese Occidentalism and Educational Tour.” In George Noblit (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Kaiyi Li (2021). Transnational Education between the League of Nations and China—the Interwar Period. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Kaiyi Li (2021). The use of foreign examples to support educational policy decisions: the Chinese Education Mission to Europe in 1932. Paedagogica Historica, (57):1-2, 164-182.
- Kaiyi Li (2021). A Cultural Response to a Rural Crisis: Educational Films for Rural Society in Interwar China. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 41(2): 251-269.
- Kaiyi Li (2020). Education, Entertainment and Indoctrination: Educational Film in Interwar China. Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, 12(1):24-42.