Yu Wu is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has been a guest professor at Jianghan University, Wuhan, PRC, since 2012, teaching three courses related to US history. Yu Wu earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a MA degree in modern world history at Wuhan University, PRC, and a MA degree and a PhD in early American history at the Johns Hopkins University. Yu Wu was a Fulbright scholarship recipient.
Yu Wu’s academic interests include early American history, world history, and modern Chinese history. His unpublished PhD dissertation, “Jamaican Trade: 1688–1769, a Quantitative Study,” is devoted to an inquiry into the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries Atlantic trade from a comprehensive data collection and analysis based on the British Naval Office Shipping Lists for Jamaica. His most recent published articles introduced Western scholars’ research on feudalism to Chinese students and a famous Chinese historian of world history to Western academia. Yu Wu is currently a research team member, sponsored by the Institute of Wuhan Studies for a project on the Battle of Wuhan (1937-38), and is responsible for collecting and organizing the foreign diplomatic documents from United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Soviet Union during 1937 and 1938.
Research Team: Battle of Wuhan (1937–38), Member