Kuanghan Li, PhD

Country Director, China

Kuanghan Li joined World Monuments Fund in October 2023. Her principal responsibilities include the conservation and development of traditional villages in Guizhou Province, where she works closely with local partners including government authorities, NGOs, universities, and local research institutes, as well as the communities on planning, conservation, and community development issues. Previously, Han served as the Director of the China Heritage Program at Global Heritage Fund, where she managed all GHF’s conservation Projects in China.

Han has worked as a consultant to the Getty Conservation Institute’s China Principles Project, and has extensive experience with various architectural design and historic preservation projects in the US, India, France, Morocco, and China, which are affiliated with organizations such as Peking University Cultural Heritage Conservation Research Institute, Namgyal Institute of Research in Ladakhi Art and Culture, India National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage, to name a few.

Han holds a BA in architectural studies from the National University of Singapore, a master’s degree in historic preservation and an Advanced Certificate in Architectural Conservation and Site Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from Peking University in cultural heritage conservation. She is fluent in Mandarin, French, and English.