Associate Professor - Political Science

Office: 541-737-6235

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 408

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Brief Bio

Hua-yu Li is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Columbia University and specializes in both China and Japan. She has been teaching a range of Asia-related courses for the department including Chinese Politics, Japanese Politics, International Politics of Asia Pacific, and U.S.-China Relations. Her research includes China’s political economy in the early 1950s and Stalin/Soviet impact on the CCP (Chinese Communist party) and China. She is the author of Mao and the Economic Stalinization of China: 1948–1953 (2006), and co-editor (with Thomas P. Bernstein) of China Learns from the Soviet Union: 1949–Present (2010), and Chinese edition (2019). Currently she is working on a book Stalinism and the Chinese Communist Party under Mao. She is the director for Asian Studies/Minor Degree Program, College of Liberal Arts. Since 2013, she has served as a member, International Advisory Board, Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (UK) and as an Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, June 2007–present.


Curriculum Vitae

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
Research/Career Interests: 

Policy Areas: China's political economy in the early 1950s, Sino-Soviet relations, the CCP and its evolution and change.

PhD: Columbia University

My Publications


Book Chapter

Li, Hua-Yu, and Thomas P Bernstein. Instilling Stalinism In Chinese Party Members: Absorbing Stalin’s Short Course. China Learns From The Soviet Union, 1949–Present. 2010. Print. China Learns From The Soviet Union, 1949–Present.

Conference Paper


Book Chapter

Li, Hua-Yu. Reactions Of Chinese People To The Death Of Stalin. Journal Of Cold War Studies. 2nd ed. Vol. 11. 2009. 70-88. Print. Journal Of Cold War Studies.


Journal Article

PhD Faculty
MPP Faculty
SPP Concentration: 
International Policy
SPP Program: 
Political Science