- Associate Professor of Chinese
Convener of Chinese
- STH 638A
- BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA, Harvard University
PhD, Harvard University
On Leave Fall 2013
Professor Yeh’s teaching and research interests include 19th and 20th century Chinese literary, media, and visual culture. Her publications include Performing the ‘Nation’: Gender Politics in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts of China and Japan, 1880-1940 (Co-edited with Doris Croissant, Joshua S. Mostow, forthcoming); Shanghai Love: Courtesans, Intellectuals and Entertainment Culture, 1850-1910 (2006); “Shanghai Leisure, Print Entertainment, and the Tabloids, xiaobao” (in Rudolf G. Wagner ed, Joining the Global Public, 2007); “The Press and the Rise of Peking Opera Singer as National Star: The Case of Theater Illustrated (1912-17)” (East Asian History, 2006); “From Male ‘Flower’ to National Star: Choreographing Mei Lanfang’s Rise to Stardom” (in Erika Fischer-Lichte ed., Performativität und Ereignis 2003); “Representing the City: Shanghai and its Maps” (in David Faure ed., Town and Country in China, 2002); “The Life-Style of Four Wenren in Late Qing Shanghai” (in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 1997). She currently has two works-in-progress: The Chinese Political Novel in the Early 20th Century and The Rise of the Chinese Actor as National Star: The Female Impersonator and Social Transformation during the Early Republican Era. She is the recipient of a German Research Foundation project grant, a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation project grant, and a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. Professor Yeh is on leave during the fall of 2013.