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Yu-Yin Cheng

Professor of History and International Studies
Coordinator, Asian Studies Minor

Yu-Yin Cheng is Professor of History and International Studies.  Her  specialization is in Chinese intellectual-activism, Chinese women’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, Ming Qing Studies, Chinese Studies, and Ming Studies.  

Title/Position

Professor of History and International Studies
Coordinator, Asian Studies Minor

Department

International Studies/History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Email

ycheng@mmm.edu

Phone

646-393-4140

Degree(s)

B.A., National Taiwan Normal University
M.A., University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Recent Work

Recent Publications: 

“Christian Literati of the Lower Echelon in Late Ming China: The Case of Xiong Shiqi,” Ming Qing Studies, 2018, pp.91-122.

 “Tang Xianzu’s (1550-1616) Peony Pavilion and Taizhou Philosophy: An Perspective from Intellectual History,” Ming Studies, 67.1 (May 2013), pp. 3-29. The article was ranked at the top of “the most read articles [as of December 2019]” on Ming Studies by Taylor &Francis https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=ymng20 .

 “Changing Cosmology, Changing Perspectives on History and Politics: Christianity and Yang Tingyun’s (1562-1627) Reflections on China,” Journal of World History, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Sept. 2013), pp. 499-537.

 “明代泰州學派的婦女觀─以四位泰州學者為例 (Temporal Changes of Gender Perceptions in Taizhou School─ The cases of four scholars,”In Proceedings of International Conference on Spiritual and Intellectual World from Late Ming to Early Qing (「明清之際的精神與思想世界」國際學術研討會),  Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University (Beijing: Peking University, 2013), pp. 316-333.  

 

Recent Presentations:

“晚明儒家講學與耶、回二教的宣教 (Confucian jiangxue and the Development of Christianity and Islam in the Late Ming), ” paper presented at the “2017  International Conference on Ming-Qing Studies, Academia Sinica ( [2017 中央研究院明清研究國際學術研討會]),” organized by Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, December 18-20, 2017.

 “ 晚明下層士人天主教思想初探­─以熊士旂為例 (Exploring Lower-Stratum Elite’s  Christian Thought in Late Ming: The Case of Xiong Shiqi,” paper presented at the International Conference of  “Revisiting Intellectual History during the Ming-Qing Transition Period,” organized by Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, June 23-25, 2016 [Invited Presentation]. 

 “明代泰州學派的婦女觀─以四位泰州學者為例 (Temporal Changes of Gender Perceptions in Taizhou School─ The Cases of Four Scholars,” paper presented at “The International Conference on Spiritual and Intellectual World from Late Ming to Early Qing,” Songshan, Henan Province, China, August 23-August 26, 2013 [Invited Presentation].

Office Hours

Fall 2019

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4p

Thursdays, 10-11a

& by appointment

Location

The Faculty Center 501