Li Yinghua

李英华
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2018 to May 2019

Li Yinghua is a Professor in the School of History at Wuhan University, China. From 1998 to 2002, she studied at Wuhan University and obtained her B.A. in Archaeology from the School of Humanities (2002), and received her M.A. in Archaeology from the School of History (2005), then pursued her Ph.D. of Prehistory from the University of Paris X-Nanterre, France and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in the frame of cotutelle between these two institutions (2009). Since then, she has worked at Wuhan University as a teacher and researcher. In her doctoral thesis, she introduced to the Chinese Paleolithic community the new method of lithic technology proposed by French prehistorians during the past decades and applied it to the research of more than 10 archaeological sites of China in a systematic way, shedding new insights on technological evolution, homogeneity and variability of Paleolithic cultures in China. As the first tentative research in this domain she opened up a new perspective for study of prehistoric lithic industries of East and Southeast Asia. In recent years, her interests have focused on technological evolution, dispersal, and cultural variability in East China and Southeast Asia.