Li Fengliang holds a PhD degree in literature from Jinan University. He is also a post doctor from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and a visiting scholar from the University of Southern California, a national candidate for the "National Talent Program".
From 1994-1998, he worked on teaching, research and management at Jiangsu Normal University, Jinan University and SYSU successively. In 2008, he was transferred to Shenzhen University as Vice President and Party Committee Member, and worked concurrently as Dean of the College of Entrepreneurship, Dean of the Institute for Cultural Industries, Director of the National Center for Cultural Innovation Research and Chief Editor of Journal of Shenzhen University (Humanities & Social Sciences).
He was appointed as Vice Chairperson of University Council of Southern University of Science and Technology in October 2016.