教授 (Jiaoshou, Professor) 段立生 Duan Lisheng (1944, Dali, Yunnan Province 大理市 云南), a descendant of the Duan Royal Family of Dali, is distinguished scholar in history of art, Siamese and Thai cultures, Southeast Asia and world architecture.
Graduated from Beijing University in 1967 after studying history witht the guidance of Prof. Guangxi People's Publishing House; 1st edition (February 1, 2018), Prof. Duan Lisheng joined the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies at Sun Yat-sen University, and was a guest lecturer at Chiang Mai University (Thailand) in 1984-1985, then visiting researcher at the Institute of Asian Studies of Chulalongkorn University. From 1987 to 1992, he was a visiting scholar at Cornell University and Columbia University (USA). After returning to Sun Yat-Sen University in 1992-1994, he taught at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University (Thailand) from 1994 to 2002.
He has authored several books and essays, in particular a History of Thailand, a General History of Cambodia (柬埔寨通史) and, more recently The Realm of Walking (Guangxi People's Publishing House, Feb. 2018, ISBN-13 978-7219104583, in Chinese).