Dr Tana Li
Areas of expertise
- Asian History 210302
- Other Studies In Human Society 1699
Vietnamese society, economy and technology from 15th-19th centuries; Vietnamese historiography; Regional trade and the history of ports in the South China Sea; overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia
Director, Centre for the Study of the Southern Chinese Diaspora, School of Culture, History and Language, CAP, the Australian National University.
Co-editor, electronic journal "Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies"
Advisor, Institute of Southeast Asian Stuides, Peking University, China
Advisor, Centre for Maritime Studies, Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, China
Fellow and Senior Fellow, Australian National University (Feb.2002-present);
Lecturer/ Senior lecturer, University of Wollongong (1994-Jan.2002);
Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore (1993-1994);
Lecturer, Peking University (1983–88);
Visiting Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (Sep 2008–Feb 2009).
Executive Board Member, The World Federation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies
Visiting Professor, Institute of Overseas Chinese Studies, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
I am currently involved in an ARC Linkage Project "Southeast Asia's global economy, climate and the impact of natural hazards from the 10th to 21st centuries”, leded by James Warren of Murdoch University. This project undertakes the first broad investigation of the impacts of climate-related and other natural hazards (typhoons, floods, drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions) on the economy, society and history of Southeast Asia from the 10th century to the present. The project has close link with the MCRI project (Canada) and aims to reconstruct spatial, temporal and social patterns in vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate variability and natural hazards. I have been reading and sorting through the data on Vietnam and the southern coast of China from 10th to the 19th centuries.
I have been granted an award by the Chiang Chingkuo Foundation (Taiwan) on an interdisciplinary project "The Making of the Red River" (2014-2017). The project will be carried out by historians, geologists and GIS experts in Australia, Vietnam, France and Austria.
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.
- Hazards, Tipping Points, Adaptation and Collapse in the Indo-Pacific World (Externally led by Murdoch University) (Secondary Investigator)
- Southeast Asia's Global Economy, Climate and the Impact of Natural Hazards from the 10th to 21st Centuries (Secondary Investigator)
- Overseas Chinese Water Frontier of Southeast Asia, 1700-1900 (Primary Investigator)