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Wasserstrom named Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of history at UC Irvine, was selected as a 2014-15 Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar.

March 6, 2014

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgJeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history at UC Irvine, was selected as a 2014-15 Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar. He joins an elite group of 14 scholars who will visit more than 100 colleges and universities, spending two days at each and taking full part in the academic life of the institution. They will meet informally with students and faculty members, participate in classroom discussions and seminars, and give a public lecture open to the entire academic community. Wasserstrom is editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and the author of four books, including Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China and China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. In addition, he’s co-editor of several others, such as Chinese Characters, an anthology of profiles of individuals. His current research focuses on the Boxer Uprising and the foreign invasion that crushed it in 1900. Wasserstrom has contributed to many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and The American Scholar, and regularly blogs for The Huffington Post. He is co-editor of the Asia section of the Los Angeles Review of Books, an associate fellow of the Asia Society, and a board member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.