Wen-hsin Yeh is Richard H. & Laurie C. Morrison Chair Professor in History at the University of California at Berkeley. She will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s AAS-in-ASIA conference at Korea University on Saturday, June 24.
Your discipline and country (or countries) of interest:
Modern Chinese History
How long have you been a member of AAS?
Possibly since 1983—I can’t recall!
Why did you join AAS and why would you recommend AAS to your colleagues?
I joined when I was a graduate student. AAS provided great opportunities to learn about the state of the field.
How did you first become involved in the field of Asian Studies?
I can’t say for sure. I have always been interested in history and I love reading books. One book leads to another. And I also enjoy working with documents—about recovering the circumstances of their creation.
What do you enjoy most or what were your most rewarding experiences involving your work in Asian Studies?
I enjoy ...