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Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Professor of Chinese and World History, University of California, Irvine

Co-author of the third edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, published by Oxford University Press last year and now out as an audio book as well. Author of four other books, including Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo (Penguin 2016), and editor, most recently, of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China, the paperback edition of which was published in 2018.


  • –present
    Professor of Chinese and World History, UC Irvine


  • 1989 
    Berkeley, Doctorate/History