Yong Li is a professor of philosophy and associate dean of the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. He works primarily in ethics and political philosophy and focuses on Confucian ethics and comparative political philosophy. Li is a participant in the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues Research Group on Cosmopolitanism.
- Serves as a co-editor for the book series Routledge Studies in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy.
- Serves as a book review editor for Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.
- Serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Social and Political Philosophy.