Yang LI is Associate Professor of Law at Law School of Nanjing Normal University; before joining Nanjing Normal University School of Law, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nanjing Normal University from 2014 to 2016 and as a Grotius Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) from 2015 to 2016.
He received his PhD (Legal History) from East China University of Political Science and Law in 2014, his LLM (Legal History) was from Liaoning University in 2011.
His research interests focus on Sino-American legal exchange history, Chinese legal modernization, and has authored over 20 articles, book reviews in Rechtsgeschichte-Legal History (Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History), Renmin Chinese Law Review, Peking University Law Journal, The Jurists, etc.. In 2016, the Shanghai People's Publishing House published his monograph Research on the United States Court for China.
He teaches Chinese Legal History, Foreign Legal History and Tradition and Modernization of Legal Culture, etc.