Mr. Li graduated from the Hunan College in 1910, received his advanced education in America, where he studied architecture at the University of Michigan, graduating with Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in 1917.
He was engaged in educational and architectural work in Hunan for a time after his return.
Hao Li was a principal of the Government preparatory school at Kaifeng which was later organised into the Chung Chow University, Honan, president of the Fu Chong College of Mines at Chaochow for three years dean and architect for the building of Chung Chow University. He was also an assistant architect to Shattuck and Hussey at the laying of foundations of the Peking Union Medical College in 1917-1918 and member of the Honan Provincial Government.
Mr. Li was an author of a plan to establish - an independent educational fund for Honan and contributor of articles to papers on architectual subjects.