He Li

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He Li (Chinese: 何鲤; pinyin: Hé Lǐ; born 15 October 1970[1]) is a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell,[2] and was a Chinese young poet and the chairman of the China Nationwide High School Students Literature Association (全国中学生文学社联合会).[3]

Early life and career[edit]

He Li was born in Beijing. His father is He Jiuying, a professor at Peking University. He was educated at the Affiliated High School of Peking University from 1984 to 1990, and elected as the first Chairman of the China Nationwide High School Students Literature Association in 1989.[4]

He received his A.B. degree from Peking University in 1995, M.A degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999, and J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 2003. After graduation, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell, an international Law Firm.[3] He was made partner at Davis Polk in 2011. His practice is primarily focused on capital markets.


He Li began to write poems when he was 13 years old.[5] He became one of notable young poets in the 1980s in China [6] and was popular among many young readers.[3] He published many poems and proses in China Youth Daily, People's Literature, and other newspapers and journals when he was in middle and high schools.[5] In 1988, his poems were published in Selected Poems of the Chinese Child Poets (中国小诗人诗选, ISBN 7-5007-0400-3).

He Li published his first collection of his poems, Shengming de Doudian (生命的逗点, ISBN 7-5301-0220-6), in 1990. Ke Yan, a Chinese poet, wrote the foreword for this book.

He Li's second collection of poems, Chenchuan Hou de Hai (沉船后的海, ISBN 7-80581-707-3), was published in 1993 in The Fourth Generation of Poets Series (第四代诗人丛书).

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ 何鲤 (in Chinese). 北京作家网. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ 专访美国知名律所合伙人:赴美上市的三大风险 (in Chinese). People's Daily Online. June 3, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Liu Xiaosen (October 29, 2003). "何鲤"龙门"三跳 (He Li's Three Steps Forward)". People's Daily (in Chinese).  |section= ignored (help)
  4. ^ 给教育插上文学的翅膀 (in Chinese). 中国教育报 (China Education Daily). 21 December 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b 90届校友何鲤:爱之路 (Road of Love), sina.com, August 9, 2005.
  6. ^ Jiang Hongwei, 上个世纪八十年代中学生校园诗坛历史备忘录 (The Historical Memorandum of the Middle and High School Poems in the 1980s).