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  • Wang Liqun (王立群)
    Gender : Male

Chinese historian and a professor in the School of Arts, Henan University


Henan University, majoring in ancient Chinese literature, master of arts


Wang was born in 1945 in Huoshan County, Anhui, but his ancestral home was in Xintai, Shandong. He moved to Kaifeng, Henan in 1953 and has been living there since. He is a professor in the School of Arts, Henan University. He is also a consultant in the China Shi Ji Research Association and the vice chairman of the Wen Xuan Society. He was a member of the 10th Henan Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Provincial Committee.

In 2006, Wang received an invitation to be a lecturer on the television programme Lecture Room shown on CCTV-10. Since then, he has conducted five lecture series—Xiang Yu, Empress Lü, Emperor Wu of Han, Qin Shi Huang, and Song of the Great Wind—on the history of the Qin and Han dynasties. He has received good reviews and awards for his lectures and works.


CCTV 《Lecture Room》 Program



"Eternal Chinese Traditional Medicine Story" 2 episodes


"Wang Liqun Reading History" Series

"Festival Characters of the Han Dynasty Xiang Yu" Episode 9


"The Empress of Lv Hou Dynasty" Episode 11


Emperor Hanwu Episode 35


The Emperor Qin Episode 48


Da Feng Ge Episode 45


"The Reign of Wenjing" Episode 20


"Wang Liqun Reading Song History" Series

Song Taizu Episode 40


Song Taizong (Part One) 20

Song Taizong (Part Two) 20



Wang Liqun Says Idioms Episode 10


Notable Works|Publications

Research direction: The main research direction is the literature of Han, Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties.

Research Achievements: The research achievements are mainly concentrated on the study of ancient landscape travel, “Selected Works”, “Historical Records”.

Projects: Undertake the research of the National Social Science Fund Project "Comprehensive Study of Versions and Annotations" (02BZW023) and the National University Ancient Committee Project "Examinations and Studies of Historical Literature" (0329).

Main Opnions

"What makes me truly understand 《Redords of the Grand History of China》 is experience, cultural revolution and reality. People often say that reading makes people understand the reality, but my experience is that the reality makes me understand the historical records.


Starting from April 1, 2013, the one-year suspended youth song competition opened on CCTV. Wang Liqun, as the star lecturer, was invited to appear as a comprehensive quality judge and became the highlight of the competition.


Since the beginning of Qingge competition, Wang Liqun has become the focus of controversy. Some people doubt that he is a man of erudite knowledge and verbose comments in the process of comment, which is a like a history class. Some people complained that his comments were not humorous enough. But more people expressed their love for Wang Liqun's comment style. Many of his witticisms are being quickly forwarded. Such as "fault is temporary regret, miss is eternal regret!" "Fate is like palm print. Although it is zigzag, it can be controlled by itself." At the time of being complained, criticized and disputed, Wang Liqun always kept a steady attitude, didn't make any response, and didn't accept exclusive interviews with other newspapers and magazines.

Responding to queries

Under the repeated efforts of reporters, on April 10, 2013, Wang Liqun appeared for the first time in response to the dispute and accepted the exclusive interview of Shenzhen evening news. "I don't have much pressure," he said frankly and firmly, "I know what I'm doing, I know what I have done right. My comment style will not change. What should be said must be said absolutely. "

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