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Published: 2020-04-25


Li Shan (1963-)


Employment & Education

Professor. School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University.

Ph.D. Beijing Normal University. Dissertation:The Cultural Spirit of The Book of Songs (Shijing)



Poems and Proses in pre-Qin, Han, Wei, Jin and Southern and Northern Dynasties

Ancient Chinese literature


Teaching (Undergraduate)

History of Chinese Literature

History of Chinese Culture

Introduction to The Book of Songs

Introduction to the Records of the Grand Historian



"Top Ten Teachers" of Beijing Normal University. 2006.



1. The Cultural Spirit of The Book of Songs. Beijing: Oriental Press. 1997; revised edition: Anhui Education Press, 2016.

2. History of Chinese Culture. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press. 2017

3. Lectures on the Culture of Pre-Qin China. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2018.         

4. Mou Zongsan. Beijing: Central University for Nationalities Press, 2003; revised edition: 2017.

5. Confucius: A Great Life Without Compromise. Nanchang: Jiangxi People's Publishing House, 2013.

6. The Spiritual Construction of Li Yue” in Western Zhou Dynasty. Shijiazhuang: Hebei Education Press, 2013.

7. Proses in Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties. Hefei: Anhui Education Press, 2013.

8. The Book of Songs: A Guide Book. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2018.

9. The Songs of Chu: Translations and Annotations. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2015.

10. Guan Zi: Translations and Annotations. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2019.



1. Eulogies on Paintings: Dynastic Hymns (Daya) and the Correspondence among Hymns and Odes. Literary Heritage, 2000(4).

2. Odes of Shang: Songs of Shang People in the middle period of Western Zhou. Journal of Beijing Normal University, 2004(4).

3.Dawu in the Early Western Zhou Dynasty. Academic Journal of Zhongzhou, 2003(5).

4. The Antiphonal Singing in The Book of Songs.” Series of Studies on the Book of Songs, 2006(10).

5. “The Lost Heritage of the Past Saints.” First Author. Chinese Culture Research, 2005(2).

6. The Show Culture of Wei and Jin Nobles.Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy, 2011(1).

7. “Periods of Composition of Yu’’ Xia in the Book of Documents. Academic Studies in Pre-Qin and Han Dynasties, Taipei:2011(15).

8.Kang Gao: An Oral Document. Literary Heritage, 2011(6).

9. “Periods of Composition of Shang, Zhou in the Book of Documents.” Journal of Northwest Normal University, 2011(6).

10. A Re-discussion on Whether the ‘Ding’ (Cooking Vessel) of Yu Made in the Time of King Kang of Western Zhou China. First Author. Journal of Beijing Normal University, 2012(2).

11. The Change of Noble Authority and the Rise of Poetry Collecting: A Revisit.” Social Scientist 2014(12).

12. “Periods of Composition of Yao Dian in the Book of Documents.” Literary Heritage, 2014(4).


CCTV Lectures

Five Hegemons in the Spring and Autumn Period, Seven Heroes in the Warring States Period (Lecture Room, 2011)

The Book of Songs, The Analects (The Journey of Civilization, 2015-2016)

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