Hur-li Lee

  • Associate Professor Emerita, School of Information Studies

Associate Professor Emerita


  • PhD, MLS, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • BA, Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University


Dr. Hur-Li Lee is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies. Her research interests include classification theory, traditional Chinese bibliography and knowledge organization, role of classification in scholarship, and social and cultural aspects of information services. Currently, she teaches graduate courses in the area of information organization, e.g., 511 Organization of Information and 711 Cataloging and Classification. She received both a MLS and a Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as well as a BA from National Taiwan University.

Courses Taught

511 Organization of Information
711 Cataloging and Classification
791 Classification Theory and Applications
791 Subject Analysis in Library Catalogs

Sample Publications

Lee, H.-L., & Lan, W.-C. (2009). Purposes and bibliographic objectives of a pioneer library catalog in China. Library Quarterly, 79(2), 205–231.

Lee, H.-L. (2008). Origins of the main classes in the first Chinese bibliographic classification. In C. Arsenault & J. T. Tennis (Eds.), Culture and identity in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference, 5-8 August 2008, Montréal, Canada (pp. 275-281). Würzburg, Germany: Ergon Verlag.

Lee, H.-L. (2010). Organizing knowledge the Chinese way. In A. Grove (Ed.), Navigating streams in an information ecosystem: ASIST 2010: Proceedings of the 73rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting, [October 22-27, Pittsburgh, PA]. Silver Spring, Md.: American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Lee, H.-L. (2010). Divination and the state: Classifying technical texts in Han China. Library Resources & Technical Services, 54(4), 200-211.