Li Zhiqian is a typography researcher, writer, translator, curator, and designer. Zhiqian is the research lead of Shanghai Type and contributor of TheType. In 2017, Zhiqian co-founded 3type, a typical and atypical type foundry based in Shanghai. Zhiqian is a distinguished research fellow at Type Lab in the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. Zhiqian is a featured speaker at TypePro, and also gave a speech about Chinese type history in an online TypeLab session about typographics in 2020.