Dr. Li Pengtao is an Associate Professor of Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University (IASZNU). Dr. Li received his Ph.D. at the History Department of Nanjing University. Dr. Li is mainly doing research and teaching on African history, and his fieldwork focus is on Eastern African countries, especially Tanzania and Zambia. He is the author of many articles on African history in Chinese influential academic journals, and also the translator of Chinese edition of The Cambridge History of Africa (Vol.7) and Kenya, Between Hope and Despair (Daniel Branch, Yale University Press, 2011). His monograph Exploring History at the Margin of Empire: A Comparative Analysis of the Social Change in Anglophone Africa (1885-1960) is to be published in 2019.