Li Yan
Updated: 2016-08-05

 Li Yan, Ph.D.

associate professor.



1997, B.Sc., Shandong University;

2000, M.Sc, Shandong Normal University;

2006, Ph.D.,Xiamen University.


Professional Experience

2003 - has worked in the Department of humanities, Xiamen University, the Chinese department;

2010 as a visiting associate professor at Hanyang University, South Korea, Chinese department.

2014.9-2015.8 visiting scholar, University of Southampton, UK


Research Area

Mainly engaged in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics.

The main research direction is Chinese history and history of communication of Chinese in the world.

Academic goal is to run through the ancient and modern, the East and the West

The purpose of the study is to summarize and explain the law of language development by means of quantitative research.and to find out the construction process of the Chinese language system based on the historical data of the modern Chinese and western.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Applied Linguistics

Research on Chinese teaching materials

historical comparative linguistics

Selected Publications

Quantitative study on the grammatical structure of Ming and Qing Dynasties, BaiHuaZhou literature and Art press, 2006

A study of the syntax of Chinese flat sentence, Nanjing University press, 2010

Zhu Zi Yu Lei grammar study, Xiamen University press, March 2012