Min Ye Promoted to Associate Professor


The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University would like to congratulate Min Ye on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of International Relations. Prof. Ye’s promotion was approved by the President and Provost of Boston University.

“I am delighted to congratulate Min Ye on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor,” said Pardee School Dean Adil Najam. “She has been a prolific and productive member of our faculty and has made important contributions to the field of Asian Studies.”

Ye, also the Academic Coordinator of the Asian Studies Program, said she was ecstatic to find out about her tenure and promotion and is excited to continue her work at the Pardee School.

I am happy and honored to be tenured at the Pardee School,” Ye said. “This is a place that humanity is taken seriously, education taken seriously and understanding different areas and bridging different disciplines is taken seriously. I look forward to working with my distinguished colleagues to promote our research on Asia, globalization and human development. I look forward to working with our excellent students coming from various countries and who are eager to learn, to grow and to make a difference in the world we live in.”

Pardee School Associate Dean William Grimes said Ye’s leadership was largely responsibly for the Asian Studies major the Pardee School now offers.

“Few scholars have even attempted to do serious comparative work on China and India, so Professor Ye’s work is all the more important. Her current research, on China’s major new regional infrastructure initiative known as the “New Silk Road,” promises to advance our understanding of China’s evolving role as an economic leader in Asia,” Grimes said. “Professor Ye has also been a dedicated teacher, teaching a series of popular courses on East Asian politics and Chinese and Indian political economy. In addition, she headed the East Asian Studies major for several years, and led the effort to transform it into the broader Asian Studies major that we have today.”

Ye was the director of East Asian Studies program from 2010-2014 and led the proposal for the Asian Studies major at Boston University. She currently serves as the academic coordinator of the Asian Studies major. She also served as a visiting scholar at Fudan University, Zhejiang University, and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in China, as well as Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in India, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the National University of Singapore. In addition, she was a consultant on globalization for Chinese state-owned companies and private companies. You can read more about her here