University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lin Li

TA: History 103, Professor Chan

Advisors: Viren Murthy and Shelly Chan

Office: 4260 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5076 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.890.3308
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30

Lin Li


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at University of Wisconsin – Madison. I grew up in China and have studied in various places, including Taiwan, United States, and Japan. I am interested in a wide range of disciplines, including history, gender and women’s studies, disability studies, philosophy, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. My major is East Asian History with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. My dissertation centers on the emergence and development of feminist thought and activism within the Japanese empire, with a focus on Taiwan and Manchuria. Currently, I am conducting archival research in Tokyo through a grant from the Japan Foundation.


M.A., History, University of Wisconsin – Madison, May 2015
M.A., History, East China Normal University, May 2013
B.A., History, East China Normal University, May 2010


  • East Asian History

M.A. Title

  • “Alternative Feminist Imaginaries: He-Yin Zhen’s Anarcho-Communist Feminist Visions through Tianyi (1907-1908)”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Feminist Thought under the Rising Sun: Imperial and Pan-Asian Feminism in Japan, Taiwan, and Manchuria”

Courses Taught as TA

  • GWS 103 – Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease” (online class) , Summer 2017
  • GWS 103 – Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease,” Spring 2017