The Board

Li Anshan

Board Member

Li Anshan, born on Dec. 24, 1953 in Hunan Province, China, received his Ph.D. (History,1994) under Professor Martin Klein’s supervision at the University of Toronto. He is Emeritus Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University who has published works on African history and historiography, African nationalism, Chinese overseas and world history both in Chinese and English. He was invited to give lectures on African history and China-African relations to Chinese top leader (former President Jiang Zemin) and General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He was appointed as leader of FOCAC Following-up Action Assessment Group to Africa, commissioned by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and attended FOCAC-Beijing 2000 Ministerial Conference and 2006 FOCAC Summit, as a distinguished guest. He has supervised MA and PhD students from various African countries. Invited by China People’s Liberation Army National Defence University, he has supervised and given lectures to graduate students from abroad including African countries.