Li Peters

Associate Professor

  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Languages & Literatures

Professional Biography

Li Li Peters was educated in China and the United States with a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Comparative Literature in China. She came to study the United States in the early 1990s and received her second M.A. in Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her doctoral degree in Asian Studies from UCLA in 2007. She has taught a wide-range of courses in various educational institutions both in China and in the United Stats, and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, and a joint faculty in Asian Studies. She also serves as the coordinator of Chinese program and the Director of Asian Studies.


  • Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, at Los Angeles, 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Asian Studies


Modern and Contemporary Chinese literary and visual cultures, Translation Studies, and East Asian environmental cultures.


  • Mutation: between Women's Body, Text and the Meaning of Revolution
  • Social Critism or Mass Consumption: A Critical Examination on the Production of Popular Artifacts of/about the Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • Participatory Culture, translational Cyberspace and Nostalgia in Love under the Hawthorn Tree
  • Moral Dram, Irony, and the Envisioning of "Chinese Dreams" in three Chinese language Films
  • Toward the Laguage of Life: Co-existance, Interconnectedness, and Eco-faminism in the Works by Xiao Hong and Li Juan


  • Faculty Research Fund, University of Denver
  • Faculty research Fun, University of Denver
  • Internationalization Fund, University of Denver
  • Chinag Ching-kuo Foundation Grant, Chinag Ching-kuo Foundation