LI Yanzhi, an associate professor and the vice director of History School of Liaoning University, graduated from History College of Zhengzhou University and got a B.A. in 2001, got a M.A. in the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies of Northwest University in 2004, earned her PhD in the History College of Nankai University. Now, she engages in postdoctoral research in the Northwest University.
Her research interests include Middle East history, Islamic history and the modernization of the Middle East. She has projected the National Social and Scientific Fund Program, the Humanities and Social Science Fund of the Ministry of Education, the Post-doctoral Science Fund of China and so on. She has published about 40 academic papers in different journals and 2 monographs.