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Li Li Peters

Li PetersLi Li Peters
Associate Professor of Chinese
Sturm Hall, Room 345
Phone: 303-871-6663




PhD, University of California-Los Angeles


Li Li Peters was educated in China and the United States. She received her doctorial degree in Asian languages and cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007. She has taught a wide range of courses in the Department of Languages and Literatures at DU.


  • Modern and contemporary Chinese literature and films
  • Gender studies with a focus on the semiotic and ideological constructs of women in Chinese cultural practice
  • Translation theories and practices in early modern China
  • The politics of cultural memories and representations of trauma in post-Mao China


Li Li Peters has compiled and translated two volumes of English poetry and poetry criticism, and published a dozen research articles on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, gender studies, popular culture and translation studies. Her book, Memory, Fluid Identity, and the Politics of Remembering: the Representations of Chinese Cultural Revolution in English-speaking Countries (Brill, 2016), is a critical examination of the politics and cultural complexities of remembering and representations in a cross-cultural environment. Her recent project is a co-edited volume of critical essays, entitled The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture; forthcoming later 2017 from Hong Kong University Press.