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Published: 2020-06-09




Curriculum Vitae

Kang Li


OFFICE CONTACTS  School of Chinese Language and Literature

                      Beijing Normal University

                      No.19, XinJieKouwai Street

Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100875

Mobile: 86-13220189558

E-mail: kangli@bnu.edu.cn

EDUCATION        PhD in Folklore, 2003, Beijing Normal University, China

                      MA in Folklore, 2000, Beijing Normal University, China

                      BA in Chinese Language and Literature, 1997, Beijing Normal University, China


Current Positions

2018-     Professor of Folklore, Doctoral supervisor

2016-     Director of Folk Culture Survey and Research Center

2015-     Council member of Beijing Folk Artists Association

2014-     Vice President of the China branch of Asian folk narrative society

2006-    Council member deputy secretary-general of China Folklore Association (CFS)

Prior Positions

2003-2006     Assistant Professor of Folklore

2006-2018     Associate Professor of Folklore, Master supervisor


2008-2009     Visiting scholar at Indiana University (Bloomington)

2015-2017    Member of the lead expert group of CFS for the Evaluation Body of Intergovernmental Committee of Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO

2015-2017     Expert committee member for the Periodic Report of ICH elements of  China’s Ministry of culture and Tourism


Narrative; Theory of Folklore; Gender Studies; Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage research


Refereed Journal Articles

Practice Dilemma, International Experience, and the action philosophy of the new cultural conservatism: Thinking about Rural Revitalization and Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Folklore Studies, 2020 (1): 13-18.

Gender and Folklore Studies, Folk culture Forum20188):123-126.

Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding and Gender Equality: A Discussion Based on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Related Instruments, Ethnic Arts Quarterly, 2016(6):48-54

Consideration of the Contemporary Applicability for Classic Paradigms in Studies of Folk Literature: The Cases Studies of Morphology and Conception Analysis, Journal of Tsinghua University (Philosophy and Social Sciences),2016(1):107-114.

 Gender Restriction and Norm Remaking: A Study on Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale, Studies on Folklore, Classics and Philology (Vol.16), the Commercial Press, 2015.

The Making of Beilin’s Humboldt-Forum: Negotiating History and the Cultural Politics of Place, Friedrich von Bose, Translated by Li Kang, Xiaoyuan Hao and Xiaoning Li, Folk culture Forum, 2015(4):30-43.

Landscape, Gender and Community: Andeans Mountain Stories, Lynn Sikkink and Braulio Chioque, translated by Li Kang, Folklore Studies, 4(2014):65-80.

The Bunching Composition Mechanism in Cluster of Folktale Morphology, Studies of Ethnic Literature, 2012 (5):126-131.

The Memory of Shu Tong: To Commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of Mr. Zhong Jingwen' Death, Chinese Folk, 2012 (3): 26-28.

Traditionalizing Practice of Film Industry: Study from Mulan, Contemporary Cinema, 2011 (5):74-76.

Traditionalization and Traditionalizing Practice: Rethinking of China contemporary Studies on Folk Literature, Studies of Ethnic Literature, 2010 (4):73-77.

The Combination Law of Clusters of Folktale Morphology: Case Study on Form and Rules of Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale, Studies of Ethnic Literature, 2009 (4):10-28.

From tradition to Traditionalization: Reflections on the Status quo of Folk Culture in Modern Villages in Beijing, Folklore Studies, 2009(2): 162-172.

    The Combination Model of Story-pattern and in Clusters of Folktale Type Narrative Structure of Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale, Studies of Ethnic Literature, 2008(1):68-75.

        Professor Zhong Jingwen and His Studies on Qiao-nv Folktale in China, Ethnic Arts Quarterly, 2007 (3):87-91.

        The Hiding SystemStory-pattern in Narrative Structure of Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale, Studies of Ethnic Literature, 2006 (1):28-40.

       Festivals of Modernity: Beauty Pageants, Gender and Nationalism, Beverly Stoeltje, Translated by Li Kang, Journal of Art College of Inner Mong0lia University, 2 006 (1), 78-81, (,).

        The Representation of Localization in Folklore: Traditional Festival of Gaobeidian Village in the east of Beijing, Folklore Studies, 2005(4): 59-70, (with Guan Xin).

Clusters of Tale Type and Pattern of Story Plot: A Study of Qiao-nv Folktale in China (Part one), Ethnic Arts Quarterly, 2005(3):76-88.

        Clusters of Tale Type and Pattern of Story Plot: A Study of Qiao-nv Folktale in China (Part two), Ethnic Arts Quarterly, 2005(4): 72-82.

Types of personas’ role in Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale, Studies of Ethnic Literature, 2005 (2):49-56.

Displace and Prolocutor: Analysis of Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale under the Perspective of Gender Role, Ethnic Arts Quarterly, 2003(1):35-41.

 The Folk Moral Conceptions of Women in Chinese Qiao-nv Folktale, Folklore Studies, 2003(1):148-160.

          Suspension: Theoretical Analysis in the poem of HanDong

Journal of Chi Zhou Teachers College1999(1:21-24

         Chapters and Articles in Books Edited by Others

       Port City in Traditional Beijing, in Cultural Ethnography of Gaobeidian Village, Beijing Folklore Museum (Ed), Beijing: Ethnic Press, January 2007, pp.13-33.

         Unbalance and Identity: Traditional Festival in Gaobeidian Village in the east of Beijing, in The Second Session Dongyue Forum Symposium, Beijing Folklore Museum (Ed), Beijing: Xueyuan Press, January 2007, pp. 207-217.

       Symbolization of Dragon: Analysis in Ritual of Praying for Rain, in Ritual, Nuo Culture and Folk Drama, Ma Guojun and Yang Guorong (Eds), Beijing: China Drama Press, April 1999, pp. 80-88.


Introduction to Poetry/General Theory of Poetry/Outline of Poetry Meter (Volume 22 of The Complete Works of Zhong Jingwen), edited with Xiaoping Dong, Beijing: Higher Education Press, November 2018.

Oiao-nv Folktale, Beijing: China Society Press, September 2006, Republished in January 2008.

Academic and Cultural Essays of Professor zhong Jingwenedited with Bamo Qubumo, Shanghai: Shanghai Literature and Art Press, March 2001.



Current Projects

Chair member, Folklore Education and Transmission of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Supported by the Pease Press FundJune 2019-December 2020.

Prior Projects

Chair member, “Periodical Report of the inscribed elements in UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Supported by External Liaison Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and TourismApril 2016-May 2017.

Chair member, “Local Legends and the spirit of Beijing: Study on Contemporary Inheritance and Creation Model of Urban Folk Narrative”, Supported by The Ministry of Education of Humanities and Social Sciences Fund (MEHSSF), June 2014 - March 2017.

Chair member, “Colony Medicine and Apiarian Culture”, Supported by Academy of Agricultural Sciences, February 2013 - December 2015.

Chair member, Study on Clusters of Chinese Folktale Type, Supported by the State Social Science Fund (SSSF)June 2007-July 2010.

Chair member,General Investigation of Folk Culture and Cultural Ethnography: Fang Shan District, Supported by Beijing Literature and Art Association (BLAA)March-November 2007.

Member, Safeguarding of Folk Culture Heritage and Study on Social Development, Supported by the State Social Science Fund (SSSF)September 2005-June 2006.

Chair member,General Investigation of Folk Culture and Cultural Ethnography: Chao Yang District, Supported by Beijing Literature and Art Association(BLAA)March-November 2006.

Member,General Investigation of Folk Culture in Gaobeidian Village in Beijing, Supported by Beijing Folklore Museum (BFM)August-November 2006.


Visiting Research Associate, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University (Bloomington), Sponsored by China Scholarship Council, Sept.2008 – Sept.2009.   


          Undergraduate Classes Taught

- Introduction of Folk Literature;

- Special Subject of Folk Culture;

- Gender Perspectives and Folklore Studies.

Graduate Classes Taught

- Studies of Folk literature;

- Methodology of Folklore Studies;

- Special Subject of Folk Literature;

- Methodology of Fieldwork in Folklore;

- Cultural Sociology;

- Folktale Studies;

- Study on Speech Power and Group.

Teaching Awards

Beijing Normal University, Youth Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, First Prize, 2006.

Beijing, Youth Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Second Prize, 2007.

Beijing Normal University, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2007.

Beijing Normal University, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2010.

Beijing Normal University, “Jing Shi Scholar of Outstanding Ability" Award, 2012.

Beijing Normal University, Education and Teaching Achievement Award (the third place),2012.

Beijing Normal University, The 4th Multimedia Software Competition, Second prize, 2013.

Beijing Normal University, Undergraduate Education Reform Demonstration Course, 2015.

Beijing Normal University, Excellent Tutor for Freshman,2019.

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