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Yinan He Ph.D.

Yinan He, Ph.D

Associate Professor

School of Diplomacy and International Relations


Professor He specializes in international security, politics of memory, and nationalism in East Asia.

Yinan He is an associate professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, and directs the International Security specialization. She teaches international security, causes of war, and China's foreign relations.

Professor He's research focuses on politics of memory and reconciliation, East Asian international security, Chinese and Japanese foreign policy, and national identity and nationalism in East Asia. Her new book -- The Search for Reconciliation: Sino-Japanese and German-Polish Relations since World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2009) -- is the first systematic, scholarly study on post-conflict interstate reconciliation, an important but often neglected topic in the field of international relations.

Professor He's research has appeared in academic journals of both political science and history disciplines. She has delivered presentations and talks at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, George Washington, Maryland, Academia Sinica, National University Taiwan, University of Hong Kong, University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, Korea University, National University of Singapore, Fudan University, Qinghua University, and various professional and learned societies.

Professor He is a recipient of numerous prestigious academic grants and awards, such as from Harvard University, the United States Institute of Peace, MacArthur Foundation, and Japanese Government Mombusho Scholarship. During AY 2007-08 she was appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. In 2009 she received the Researcher of the Year Award for the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. She is also selected as a Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) fellow of the National Committee on United States-China Relations for Year 2011-2013.

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  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • M.A., Fudan University, 1995
  • B.A. Peking University, 1992



Office Phone
(973) 275-2265


Office Location
Room 107
McQuaid Hall


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