Yidi Wu

Faculty Profiles

Yidi Wu

Yidi Wu

Assistant Professor


MA, PhD, University of California, Irvine
BA, Oberlin College

Research Interests 

  • China under Mao
  • Student activism and social movements in East Asia
  • Independent documentary films
  • 20th-century Chinese higher education

Courses Recently Taught 

  • Hist 103 Pre-Modern World Civilization

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • (Co-author with Jeffrey Wasserstrom) “Airbrushing History.” Index on Censorship, vol. 46, issue 2, 2017, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0306422017716018
  • “Chinese Documentaries.” In Popular Culture in Asia and Oceania, edited by Kathy Nadeau and Jeremy Murray. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016.
  • “Yan’an’s Iron Bodhisattva: Hunting Spies in the Rectification Movement.” In 1943: China at the Crossroads, edited by Matt Combs and Joseph Esherick, 203-241. Ithaca, NY: Cornell East Asia Series, 2015.