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, due out from Oxford University Press this month. 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, paperback back edition forthcoming this summer.


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


  • 1989 
    Berkeley, Doctorate/History