Dr Shi Li
Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Phone: +61 2 6773 2621
Dr Shi Li grew up in China and worked there as school English teacher, translator, radio broadcaster, television journalist, government official, and school director until 2005 when he settled down in Australia. He completed his PhD studies at University of Tasmania in 2007 and joined the Chinese Discipline at UNE in October 2008. Since then, he has been teaching Chinese language and culture at all levels and has received many unit commendations and one School award for teaching excellence with other colleagues.
Advanced DipEd in English (Jiamusi University, China);
Master of History (Northeast Normal University, China);
MBA (La Trobe University)
PhD (University of Tasmania)
Chinese language at all levels, contemporary Chinese culture, and Chinese calligraphy.
My research focuses contemporary Chinese culture in areas of filial piety and also cross-cultural studies on gratitude development in children. This is to seek better understanding and addressing the issues of the “Me” generation or entitled generation and the global ageing, which have had significant ramifications for China and other countries in cultural and social changes in the last few decades and many decades to come.
- 2016. Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Rome, Sapienza, Italy
- 2013. School of Arts Seed Grant, University of New England
- 2008. The University of Newcastle Research Support Grant
Research Supervision Experience
He has a wide range of interest in the supervision of Chinese cultural topics.
Li, Shi (2010). A Comparative Study of Approaches to Learning of Chinese Background Students in Australian Educational Discourse, Liaoning University Press, Shenyang, China
Li, Shi (2019). The soft power of Chinese parents in Australian high schools. In C. Sims & B. Hall (Eds.), Cultures of the World: Past, Present and Future (pp.1-19). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Li, Shi (2019). The charm of Chinese calligraphy in Australia. In C. Sims & B. Hall (Eds.), Cultures of the World: Past, Present and Future (pp.20-41). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Li, Shi (2016). Testing scales of parenting practice and filial acts in children and exploring their correlations. In A. R. Howard (Eds.), Psychology of Gratitude: New Research (pp.21-44). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Li, Shi (2016). Household chores in gratitude development in children. In A. R. Howard (Eds.), Psychology of Gratitude: New Research (pp.45-60). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Refereed journal articles
Li, Shi (2019). Sex health education in Australian schools [Aodaliya Zhongxiaoxue de Xingjiaoyu] The Journal of Fujian Education (upcoming)
Li, Shi (2019). How are school teachers attracted and retained in rural and remote areas of Australia [Aodaliya Nongcun Xuexiao shi Ruhe Xiyin he Liuzhu Jiaoshi] The Journal of Fujian Education 6, p32-37
Li, Shi & Sims, Margaret (2018). Developing gratitude and filial piety: the role of chores, Education Quarterly Reviews Vol.1, No.2, 168-174.
Li, Shi (2018). Culture of student career design in Australian high schools [Aodaliya shengya Guihua Jiaoyu Guankui] The Journal of Fujian Education 5, p35-36
Li, Shi (2017). The nexus between routine household chores and a filial heart, Childhood Education (Routledge) (93) 1, p39-47
Li, Shi (2017). The culture of student career development in Rosny College, Australia [Aozhou Luozini Gaozhong de Xuesheng Zhiye Fazhan Guihua], The Journal of Beijing Education, 12(803), P82-83
Li, Shi (2017). Cultural reflection on my teaching experience in Rosny College, Australia [Aozhou Luozini Gaozhong Zhijiao de Qinshen Jingli], The Journal of Hubei Education 9, p70-72
Li, Shi (2017). Cultural reflections on curriculum design in Duval High School [Duwaer Zhongxue Chuzhong Kecheng Shezhi de Tedian yu Qishi], The Journal of Fujian Education 5, p30-33
Li, Shi (2017). Cultural reflections on school autonomy in Canberra High School [Kanpeila Gaozhong de Xuexiao Zhizhi], The Journal of Fujian Education 2, p29-31
Li, Shi (2016). Chores, incubator for a strong parent-child bond, Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4 (10): p2505-2513
Li, Shi (2016). A Mechanism for Gratitude Development in a Child, Early Child Development and Care (Routledge), 186 (3), p466-479
Li, Shi (2016). Chores, medicine for Chores, medicine for a widespread lack of gratitude in China's one-child generations, Universal Journal of Educational Research, (4) 7 p1522 – 1528.
Li, Shi (2015). Chinese Parents' Role Modeling: Promoting Gratitude, Childhood Education, 91 (3), p. 190-197
Li, Shi (2015). Explorations into White Australia's Sense of Superiority over Chinese, International Journal of China Studies, 6 (3), p. 313-329
Li, Shi (2014). 'All Good is of Parents' and its Chinese Context, China Report, 50 (4), p. 361-372
Li, Shi (2014) How to Make a Grateful Child: Reflection on Gratitude Campaigns in China in Recent Years, Sage Open, 4 (4), p. 1-7
Li, Shi (2013). "Benevolence" of Confucianism in the Eyes of Australian High School Teachers, Asian Social Science, 9 (11), p. 33-40
Li, Shi (2013). Some Reflections on How to Approach Chinese Culture, the International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 9 (2), p. 1-13
Li, Shi (2013). The Moral Dilemma and Social Disadvantages of Placing Unique Emphasis on the Filial Child, The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, 11 (1), p. 1-10
Li, Shi (2010). Chinese Curriculum Design and Motivation of Chinese Background Students in Australian Tertiary Education, Asian Social Science, 6 (3), p. 3-11
Li, Shi (2010). Comparisons of Motivation of Different Chinese Background Students in Australian Tertiary Education, the International Journal of the Humanities, 8 (7), p. 49-56
Li, Shi (2009). Comparisons of Learning Strategies Used by Different Chinese Background Students, the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(10), pp.165-178
Li, Shi (2009). International Students in a Foreign Discourse, International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 29, pp.24-40
Li, Shi (2007). Case Study of a Foreign Language Training Centre in China, International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 23, pp.77-84
Li, Shi (2006). Chinese Background Students’ National Identities in an Australian Government Document, International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 18 pp. 85-93
CSSA: Chinese Studies Association of Australia
A NAATI translator (Chinese-English)