Andy Hanlun Li

Andy Hanlun Li

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

Connect with me

English, Mandarin
Key Expertise
Knowledge production, political geography, environment

About me

Andy’s research focuses on the relationship between science, the environment and the state’s ethnographic and infrastructural initiatives in the Chinese frontiers. His research uses a mixture of textual and visual archival sources from the early-modern period. 

Andy is also the editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 49, organising an online academic conference in 2020 exploring international politics as complex realities of entangled societal, environmental, human and non-human forces. He is the co-producer of the Mandarin language podcast ‘in-betweenness’ which covers a range of topics from politics, culture to technology in China and beyond with Sinophone academics. Prior to joining the LSE, Andy worked for a leading auction house and branding consulting in Hong Kong. He grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese in addition to English.  

Research topic

The emergence of the modern Chinese frontier - boundary, territory, science and the environment

Academic supervisor

Professor William A Callahan


Expertise Details

Knowledge production; political geography; environment; modern Chinese history