Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Chancellor's Professor, History, University of California, Irvine

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. A specialist in Chinese studies and world history, he has written, co-written, edited and co-edited more than ten books. His most recent ones are China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (third edition, 2018), coauthored with Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, and Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo (2016). He is currently completing a short book on Hong Kong for the Columbia Global Reports series, while continuing to work on a global history of the Boxer Crisis of 1900.

Written by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Coloured lanterns featuring Peppa Pig characters at Fo Guang Shan during a dharma assembly on the Chinese New Year, 5 February 2019, in Kaohsiung, China. Photo by Chen Xiaoyuan/China News Service/Getty

Global history
Re-made in China

From Marxism to hip hop, China’s appropriations from the West show that globalisation makes the world bumpy, not flat

Amy Hawkins & Jeffrey Wasserstrom