Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent book, as coauthor, is the updated third edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2018). He is also the author of books such as the Eight Juxtapositions: China Through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo (Penguin, 2016), and the editor or co-editor of several titles, including, most recently, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China (also 2016). He is one of the co-founders of and an academic editor for LARB's China Channel, a member of the editorial board of Dissent Magazine, and a co-founder of UCI's Forum for the Academy and Public Life. He has written reviews and commentaries for newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, as well as for a wide range of magazines, journals of opinion, and literary reviews, including the TLS and The Atlantic.  He is an adviser to the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and has been a featured speaker at Internazionale's Ferrara Festival. Find him on Twitter at @jwassers.