Teng Li

Teng Li is a PhD candidate at the history department. She specializes in late imperial and twentieth-century Chinese history. She is currently finishing her dissertation on transformation of property law in Northeast China (Manchuria) and Taiwan between 1945 and 1953. In addition, she has written about influences of modern legal codes on gender and family relations in the context of Republican China.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Tsinghua University, China. At Northwestern, she is a joint JD/PhD student, having completed law school coursework. She practiced law for three years between schools, and hopes to embark on an academic career upon the completion of the JD/PhD program.