Yu Li
Del Rey North

Email: yu.li@lmu.edu


Yu Li is Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Her research centers on linguistic landscape with a focus on social semiotics, intercultural communication, and transcultural and translingual pedagogy. Her first book, The Chinese Writing System in Asia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, was published by Routledge in 2020. It offers a culturally rich study of the Chinese script, integrating a broad range of disciplinary perspectives on how the Chinese writing system shapes personal and social identities in and beyond Asia. Her current project examines the global use of the chop suey typeface invented in 1880s’ America to represent Chineseness. She teaches a broad array of courses in Chinese cultural history, linguistics, and language, including Global ChinaThe Chinese Writing SystemChinese Calligraphy, and Chinese Food Cultures. She coordinates the Chinese program, co-organizes the interdisciplinary China Studies Group on campus, and serves on the Faculty Senate. She is committed to building and transforming global-local communities through education and research and is excited to be working closely with colleagues, students, and other members of the LMU community as part of the Global-Local Affairs team.