Tiger Li

Tiger completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and is now studying for a Master of Arts in Asian Studies.


“The University of Auckland is an international community. I have friends here from all over the world.

“My arts education has equipped me to be a global citizen. Speaking English and Chinese fluently as well as living and studying in both China and New Zealand has prepared me for some of the challenges I may confront in the future.

“I was born in Fushun, China. I moved to Christchurch with my family when I was 16 and relocated to Auckland after the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011. I chose to study here because Auckland is an international city, and the resources at the University are excellent.

“I returned to China for historical research in 2012. It was a great experience, not only because I learnt a lot from the collections at Peking University libraries and archives in Beijing; but also I met my family relatives and friends back in China for the first time in seven years.

“I am currently a part-time research assistant for Dr Melissa Inouye. I was even invited to deliver part of a lecture for a Stage I Asian Studies course.

“The research skills that I have gained through my arts study will be useful in my future career. I can now write in both English and Chinese at an academic level, which is another advantage.

“I enjoy studying so much that I may apply to do a PhD soon.”


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