Li Dangqi

Li Dangqi Professor, PhD supervisor

B. A. in 1982, Party Secretary of Tsinghua University,

Chairman of Science of Art, Sub-Committee, Tsinghua University

Concurrent social positions:

Chairman of China Council of Asia Fashion Federation 

Vice Chairman of China Fashion Designers Association 

Director of Fashion Design Arts Council of Chinese Artists Association

Vice Chairman of China Society of Arts and Crafts 

Executive director of China Fashion & Color Association  

Executive director of Beijing Textile and Apparel Association 


Research Interest:

Comparative study of Chinese and Western apparel cultures 


Academic Propositions:

China and developed countries in the West all have long histories and splendid apparel culture, and are important spiritual and material resources of human development and progress, which worth being cherished and studied. We should neither underestimate nor overestimate ourselves. We should treat the cultural differences with the objective point of view of historical materialism. When learning from foreign cultures, we should try to explore and carry forward our own national culture, thus making contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. 

The Chinese culture, with the distinctive features of the Confucian culture and integration of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and other cultural personalities, has a long history and a complete system and affects neighboring countries by playing a significant role in the development process of Asian (especially East Asian, Northeast Asian, and Southeast Asian) and the world civilization and culture. 

The Western world with Christian as its core, particularly the big powers rising since the Renaissance, have inherited civilizations in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and other ancient countries and have gone through a series of major changes like industrial revolution. With great achievements in ideology, system, science and technology and other fields, they have greatly influenced and promoted the course of human history. 

In today's world with economic integration and domination of strong cultures, it is very important to compare the apparel cultures of above two cultural circles, objectively analyze the development rules of various cultures, and explore the internal and external reasons of their development and changes. The reason is that such studies have important academic value and positive practical significance for furthering understanding of local culture, character and values, enhancing national confidence, and consciously promoting and developing the local culture. 


Academic Achievements:

Li has been committed to basic theoretical research and platform construction. As the project leader, he has completed the Ministry of Education's humanity and social sciences fund project, "Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Apparel Cultures" and Education Revitalization Action Program in the 21st Century "Modern Distance Education Project" the 2001 central government special project - Digital Museum Project of Tsinghua University. In the past three years, he has published 7 papers in domestic core academic journals and 3 papers in international conferences. Currently he is responsible for the following projects: National Social Science Fund (Arts Sciences) Project "Study of Structure of Ancient Chinese Clothing"; Ministry of Education "the 2008 Special Project on Next-Generation Internet Services for Business Uses and Equipment Industrialization”. In addition, he attaches importance to combine teaching and practice, as well as teaching and research. In the past three years, he presided over and participated in five horizontal research projects with the research grants of 1.73 million Yuan, during which he also cultivated 2 doctoral students, 6 master students, and 121 undergraduate students. 

He always attaches importance to undergraduate curriculum development and teaching materials and keeps instructing basic course to undergraduates. In the past three years, he has completed more than 360 hours of basic theory courses for undergraduate students, receiving students' praise. "Fashion design serial courses" which he was in charge of was named Beijing Exquisite Courses in July 2009. The undergraduate textbook Introduction to Clothing compiled by him was listed by the Ministry of Education as "Eleventh Five-Year" National planning textbook and won first prize of the Beijing Municipal Teaching Achievement Award and second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award in 2005. Another undergraduate textbook, History of Western Clothing compiled by him was listed by the Ministry of Education as "the Tenth Five-Year" and the "Eleventh Five-Year" national planning textbook, and won Beijing Municipal Higher Education Exquisite textbook in March 2007 and Beijing Municipal Educational Achievement Award in May 2009. In addition, in 2000 Heilongjiang Fine Arts Publishing House published his teaching reference book, 17-20 Century European Fashion Print. China Textile Press published his translation of From Inspiration to Trade - Fashion Design and Brand Management.  In 2001, China Textile Press published his translation of World Folk Costume - Exploring ways of human wisdom in Clothing. Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House published his co-authored textbook History of Chinese and Foreign Apparel. In 2002, Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House published his monograph Suit Culture, etc.  


Papers Published in the Core Journals in the Past 3 Years:

(1) Comparison between Chinese and Western Apparel, 2005, Decoration 10th Issue

(2) Talking National Costume - Tunic, 2006, Art Watch 2nd Issue

(3) A New Historical Starting Point, 2006, Decoration Anniversary Publication

(4) New Art Movement and the S-shape Women Clothing, 2007, Decoration 5th Issue

(5) Trousers for Men and Skirts for Women - Sex Symbol of Clothing, 2008, Decoration 1st Issue

(6) Modern Western Sports and Leisure Clothing, 2008, Decoration 8th Issue

(7) Clothing Culture in Gothic Era, 2009, Decoration 11th Issue



1. Undergraduate courses:

(1)Introduction to Clothing

(2)History of Western Clothing

(3)Clothing Ergonomics

2.Postgraduate courses: Cultural History of Western Clothing