Yu-Yin Cheng is an Associate Professor of History and International Studies. Her specialization is in Chinese intellectual-activism, Chinese womenâ€™s history, and Christianity in late imperial China (1368-1910 CE). She teaches courses on Chinese and East Asian culture and history, East-West encounters, world history, and contemporary China. She is the author of A Chronological Biography of Lo Ju-fang (1515-1588), Poet, Philosopher, Activist [in Chinese] (1995), and co-editor of Under Confucian Eyes: Texts on Gender in Chinese History (2001, with Susan Mann). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of World History, Chinese Studies, and Ming Studies. In 2011-2012, she was one of the U.S. delegates representing ten universities and colleges in the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), sponsored by the Institute of International Education, to develop partnership with higher education institutes in China.
Associate Professor of History and International Studies
Coordinator, History and Asian Studies Minors
B.A., National Taiwan Normal University
M.A., University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
â€śTang Xianzuâ€™s (1550-1616) Peony Pavilion and Taizhou Philosophy: An Perspective from Intellectual History,â€ť Ming Studies, 63.1 (May 2013), pp. 3-29.
â€śChanging Cosmology, Changing Perspectives on History and Politics: Christianity and Yang Tingyunâ€™s (1562-1627) Reflections on China,â€ť Journal of World History, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Sept. 2013), pp. 499-537.