Professor Yeh Wen-hsin

Professor Yeh Wen-hsin is the Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Chair Professor in History and Senior Faculty China Adviser to the Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley.  From 2007 to 2013, she was the Director at the University’s Institute of East Asian Studies and National Resource Center, East Asia.  From 1994 to 2000, she was the Chair at the University’s Center for Chinese Studies and has been serving on the Center’s Executive Committee since 2008.

Since 1996, Professor Yeh has directed over a dozen multiple-year research projects in modern Chinese and East Asian Studies, with funding support from governments and foundations, and authored several books, dozens of essays and chapters, and many edited volumes.  She has supervised to completion about 150 doctoral dissertations, MA theses, and senior theses in the fields of modern Chinese history, literature, anthropology, sociology, art history, political science, journalism and Asian Studies.  She is also Honorary Researcher and/or Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University and Fujian Normal University.  She is a recognised authority on modern Chinese universities and urban professions.

She advised on academic policies and served on programme, personnel, prize, award, and/or editorial boards of institutions including the British Academy, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Academy of Korean Studies, Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, Harvard University, Stanford University, Cambridge University, University of British Columbia, University of Sydney, Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies and so forth.

Professor Yeh served as prize committee chair, board director and/or council member in the Association for Asian Studies, American Historical Association, World Affairs Council of Northern California, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco and Berkeley Art Museum.  She is the Founder and Co-Editor of the journal, Cross-Currents: East Asian Review of Culture and History.

Professor Yeh received her Bachelor’s degree from the National Taiwan University and Master’s degree from the University of Southern California.  She received her doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984.