Dr. Lihi Yariv-Laor is an Abraham Miller Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She earned her BA and M.A. degrees in East Asian Studies and Indo-European Linguistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She studied at the Departments of Oriental languages and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 1991 was awarded a Ph.D. on Chinese linguistics from the University of Paris 3 (Sorbonne) in Paris. Dr. Yariv-Laor teaches the modern Chinese language and Chinese linguistics. In 2000- 2003 she chaired the Department of East Asian Studies and from 2011 she is chairing the Department for the second time. In 2004-2007 she chaired the Faculty of Humanities Committee for Academic Affairs, From 2010 on she acts as chair of the Academic Committee for Promoting Chinese Language Instruction in the Israeli Ministry of Education. She also chairs the Council of Higher Education’s academic committee for the promotion of academic relations between Israel and China and India. Her main research interests concentrate on the subject of Modern Chinese typology and Chinese translations of the Bible.
Chair, Confucius Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem