Chen Lili (or Lili Chen，simplified Chinese: 陈莉莉; traditional Chinese: 陳莉莉; pinyin: Chén Lìlì; born February, 1980) is a transsexual singer, model, and actress from People's Republic of China . She became widely known in 2004 when she competed and attempted to compete in beauty pageants as a woman.
Named Chen Yongjun at birth, (simplified Chinese: 陈勇军; traditional Chinese: 陳勇軍; pinyin: Chén Yǒngjūn ) she was born into a peasant family at Yilong County, Nanchong City of Sichuan Province, she received sex reassignment surgery in Qingdao in November 2003. On February 11, 2004, she was issued an ID card establishing her female identity by the Public Security Bureau of Nanchong.
Chen attempted to compete in the Miss Universe contest in early 2004. Although the Miss Universe China committee initially announced, on February 23, that she would be allowed to participate, on February 25, they retracted their original decision, stating that she would not be allowed to participate because she was not a "natural female." Despite being barred from the competition, Chen was nonetheless given the opportunity to perform at the event. It is believed that Lili is the first transsexual woman to attempt to compete in the Miss Universe contest.
- Bless You
- Ode to Red Flag
- The Mouse Bride
- Wedding of Little Sister
- Welcome to Beijing
- Welcome Our Guests
- "China's transsexual eyes Miss World crown". China Daily. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Chinese transsexual disqualified for beauty contest". February 27, 2004. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Photos: Transexual steals spotlight at Miss Universe-China show" A copy of this article can be read at 
- China's 1st Miss Plastic Surgery Pageant" A copy of this article can be read at  Retrieved on July 15, 2007.
- An article about Chen Lili in the Taipei Times: Chinese transsexuals gaining acceptance
- An article exploring Beijing's gay and transgender nightlife, and mentioning Chen Lili, in The Standard: Never a drag
- An article describing social changes in China favorable to transgender people, and mentioning Chen Lili, in the China Daily: Transsexual's wedding mirrors social changes
- An article describing Chinese society's growing tolerance of transsexualism in the People's Daily: Chinese now more tolerant toward transsexuals
- An article arguing that transsexuals ought to be permitted to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, by Dann Halem at Slate.com: There He Is... Miss Universe