Pauline Yu – ’A New Day is Upon Us’: Building the Field of Chinese Studies
Location: S020, Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Sponsor: Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Speaker: Pauline Yu, President Emeritus, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Pauline Yu served as President of the American Council of Learned Societies from 2003-19 and was previously Dean of Humanities at UCLA, Founding Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UC-Irvine, and professor at Columbia University and the University of Minnesota. Her publications have focused on classical Chinese poetry, comparative poetics, and issues in the humanities. She received her B.A. in Modern European History and Literature from Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Yu serves on the boards of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy in Berlin, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and The Henry Luce, The Robert H. N. Ho Family, and The Teagle Foundations. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and elected member of the American Philosophical Society and Committee of 100. A senior research scholar at Columbia, she holds five honorary degrees.