Faculty & Staff

Weili Ye, PhD

Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts


Areas of Expertise

Professor Ye’s area of specialty is modern Chinese history. She teaches courses on the history of East Asia and women in Asia. Professor Ye's research interests are in the social, cultural, and intellectual history of twentieth-century China. She has published books on Chinese students in the United States and on women in the Chinese Revolution. Professor Ye is currently working on a study of the generational cohort that joined the Chinese Communist Party at the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War.


PhD Yale University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Ye studies 20th-century Chinese history, especially in the subfields of intellectual, social, and cultural histories, and the history on Chinese women. She has received fellowships and grants from the American Philosophical Society, Fulbright Scholar Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Harvard University's Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies.

Courses Offered

  • ASIAN 178: Introduction to Asian Studies
  • HIST L160: East Asian Civilization to 1850
  • HIST L161: East Asian Civilization since 1850
  • HIST L359: Women in Modern China
  • HIST L361: Traditional China (to 1800)
  • HIST L361: History of Modern China
  • HIST L363: Modern Japan
  • China Today: Culture, History, and Society (study abroad program for CCDE)

Professor Ye's CV