Li Zhuqing is a linguist focusing on the historical development of the Chinese language. Her research examines modern Chinese dialects as a vehicle for understanding how Chinese language has changed in use and through migration over time. In recent years, her work has expanded into exploring the Chinese experience of cultural dislocation. Li is also currently developing projects in the digital humanities.
Li Zhuqing received a BA in English from Zhongshan University in China, and an MA and PhD in Chinese language and literature from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Brown, she taught in Harvard University and Boston College.