Li Denghai was born in Laizhou, China, China. Li Denghai chairs Shandong Denghai Seeds, one of China's largest seed suppliers. Li founded Shandong Denghai Seeds in 1989 in his hometown, Laizhou, in China's Shandong Province.
In 1917, when Fudan Public School became a university with a modern curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences and business as well as modern European languages, he became its first President
In 1913, when the founder of the school had to leave China, Li became its Principal, teaching several subjects such as English, Logic and Philosophy
He arrived in Shanghai in October 1904, organized the World Chinese Student Federation in July 1905 and became its first President, aiming to promote social justice in China, unite Chinese students studying overseas, and help members secure employment, medical care and legal advice
Li Denghui (Chinese: 李登輝, 1873–1947, courtesy name Téngfēi (騰飛)), also Lee Teng Hwee, was the president of Fudan University of Shanghai, 1917–1937