Professor Yeh Wen-hsin

Professor Yeh Wen-hsin is a current Chair Professor in Chinese History and former Senior Faculty China Advisor to the Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the Director at the University’s Institute of East Asian Studies, emeritus and has been serving on the Executive Committee of the University’s Centre for Chinese Studies since 2008.


Professor Yeh has directed international research projects in Modern Chinese and East Asian Studies, published books and articles, edited volumes, and supervised to completion about 150 dissertations and theses. She has delivered endowed lectures and holds honorary positions at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University and so forth. She is a recognised authority on modern Chinese universities and urban professions.


Professor Yeh advised on academic policies and served on personnel, review, award, and/or editorial boards at the British Academy, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, Stanford University, Cambridge University and Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study etc. 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 and master’s degree respectively from the National Taiwan University and the University of Southern California, and her doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.