Moying Li Biography
Moying Li grew up in Beijing, China during the tumultuous Cultural Revolution
(1966-1976). During that period, Moying was primarily self-taught,
following the reading lists her father, who had been a prominent screenwriter,
sent to her from a "hard labor camp." In 1977, when the China National Entrance
Examination system was finally reinstated for the first time in ten years,
Moying was among the first post-Cultural Revolution students to be accepted by
Beijing Foreign Studies University. Two years later, she was selected to
graduate ahead of schedule to join the faculty of her school.
In 1980, thanks to a generous scholarship and a plane ticket from Swarthmore
College, Moying left Beijing where her family still lives, and traveled to the
United States to pursue graduate studies. For the next ten years she immersed
herself in what she had always craved, the unrestricted pursuit of knowledge.
One of the first private scholarship students from China since 1949 to attend a
U.S. college or university, Moying earned an M.A. from Swarthmore College, a
degree the school has only conferred every 15-20 years to the most qualified
students. She then went on to receive an M.B.A and Ph.D. from Boston University.
Moying started publishing short stories, essays, and articles when she was still
a college student in China. Her writings appeared in such publications as
English Studies, English Literature, and Chinese Author. Her first book, Beacon
Hill- Life and Times of a Neighborhood, (Northeastern University Press) won
first prize, the prestigious "Julia Ward Howe Award," given by the Boston
Authors Club, as the best book published in 2003 by a New England author.
Moying was the National Co-Anchor of the television show "English as Second
Language" for China Central Television (CCTV), the largest television network in
China. She also served as an Assistant Producer for programs with TV1 of France,
as well as the Christian Science Monitor Televisions coverage of the Tiananmen
Square Incident in 1989.
Since 1994, Moying has been a Senor Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst
with Marcus Capital Management, Inc., a Boston-based investment management firm.
Prior to this position, she was Assistant Director of the International
Department of the Massachusetts Port Authority. Moying began her
professional career with the United Nations Development Programme in Beijing.
Moying also dedicates her time to several charities and non-profit
organizations. She is President of the Boston-Hangzhou Sister City Association,
and Treasurer and a Board Member of the Boston Authors Club. She is in
governance position with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the American Club in
Beijing, and is a member of the Pen American Club. She is China Advisor to the
President of Swarthmore College, as well as being an active volunteer and China
advisor to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospitals China program. She is also on
the Allocation Sub-Committee of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. In
addition, Moying and her husband are leading collectors of Chinese Imperial
dragon robes. Works from their collection have been exhibited in Europe, North
America and Asia. They were co-sponsors and exhibitors for the show, Draped in
Dragons, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Moying has lectured and written widely on business and social issues in China.
She has lectured at the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Harvard University, the School of Management at Boston University,
the Carroll School at Boston College, the College of Business Administration at
Northeastern University, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Export
School, and the Beijing International society. She has been interviewed by,
among others, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Business Week, The Boston
Globe, Harvard Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal on a variety of investment
topics and her award-winning book on Beacon Hill.
This biography was last updated on 08/16/2011.
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