Li Yinhe
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Li Yinhe

Li Yinhe (February 4, 1952 -) is a sociologist, sexologist and activist for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) rights in China. Li was the first female sexologist to introduce western theories on the subject to China and to promote studies on gay male and female sexuality. She was married to the late writer Wang Xiaobo. Li's name appeared on the Asia Week magazine 50 Most Influential People in China list. She has twice publicly raised the issue of gay marriage (in 2003 and 2005) at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Ph.D. in sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
MA in sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
BA in history, Shanxi University, 1977

Posts and Professional Affiliations
1977-78: Editor at Guangming Daily
1978-79: Researcher at the State Council research center
1979-82: Associate researcher at the Marxism and Leninism Study Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
1988-90: Post doc at the Sociology Department of Peking University
1990-92: Associate professor at the Sociology Department of Peking University
1992-present: Researcher, professor and Ph. D supervisor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Published Works
• The Li Yinhe Collection I: Volume 1 Sexuality and Marriage in China; Volume 2 Love and Sexuality of Chinese Women; Volume 3 The Subculture of Homosexuality; Volume 4 The Subculture of Sadomasochism, China Youyi Press, 2002
• Sex and Marriage, Taiwan Wunan Press, 2003
• Women's Love and Sex, Taiwan Wunan Press, 2003
• Reports on Sex Culture, Jiangsu People's Publishing House, 2003
• The Li Yinhe Collection II: Volume 1 Reproductive and Village Culture; Volume 2 Sex Issues; Volume 3 The Establishment of Women's Power; Volume 4 Queer Theory, Culture and Art Publishing House, 2003
• Feminism, Taiwan Wunan Press, 2003
• Between Sexes, Taiwan Wunan Press, 2004
• Co-author of The Rich and The Poor – Wealth Division of China's Urban Families, East China Normal University Press, 2004
• Chief editor of Forum on Feminism essay compilation
• Co-author of Chinese Women at the Turn of the Society, China Social Sciences Press, 2004
• Feminism, Shandong People's Publishing House, 2005
• Between Sexes, East China Normal University Press, 2005
• Comfort is All You Need —— Let's Talk about Love, Modern World Publishing House, 2005
•Li Yinhe's Selected Works, Inner Mongolia University Press, 2006
• Sex Issues, Qingdao Publishing House, 2007
•Chief editor, Women: The Longest Revolution —— Selected Works on Modern Feminism Theory in the West, China Women's Publishing House, 2007
• Chief editor, Chinese Valentine's Day and Traditional Emotive Culture, China Radio and Television Publishing House, 2007
• On Sex, Culture and Art Publishing House, 2008
• 20 Lessons on Sexual Love, Tianjin People's Publishing House, 2008
• Co-author, East Asian Sexuality: Modernity, Gender and New Sexual Cultures,Zed Books, London & New York, 2008