Yu, Pauline - from United States

ID: 66
Organization: AAB
Country of meeting: in the year 2017

Scholar of Chinese literature and culture noted for her contributions to the study of classical Chinese poetry and comparative literature. She is also known for her research and advocacy on issues in the humanities. Yu taught at the University of Minnesota from 1976 to 1985, at Columbia University from 1985 to 1989, and was founding chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the University of California, Irvine from 1989 to 1994.

Yu was dean of humanities in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and professor of East Asian languages and cultures from 1994 to 2003. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (1983) and the American Council of Learned Societies (1983). Her article "'Your Alabaster in This Porcelain': Judith Gautier’s Le livre de jade" received the William Riley Parker Prize for best PMLA article of 2007.

A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Yu is on the Academy's national Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences. She is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and Committee of 100, a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center, the Board of Directors of both the Teagle Foundation and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and the Kluge Scholars’ Council of the Library of Congress.

Since 2003, Yu has served as president of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), an organization created to represent and support scholars and scholarship in the humanities.


Activities in the Orangization:
Member, Board of Trustee