Dr. Joanna Waley-Cohen inducted as Silver Professor at NYU

Oct 14 2014

On Monday, October 6th, 2014, the NYU community celebrated the induction of the new Silver Professors at New York University. Dr. Joanna Waley-Cohen, Provost at NYU Shanghai, was among those honored.

Joanna Waley-Cohen is a leading historian of early modern China, whose scholarly work has enormously expanded our understanding of eighteenth-century Chinese and world history. She has published widely on Chinese cultural, political, legal, and military history. Her current projects include a revisionist history of imperialism in China and a culinary history of early modern China set in the larger context of consumer culture.

She has been the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Olin Foundation, and the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

Professor Waley-Cohen was the founding Dean of Arts and Sciences at NYU Shanghai and became Provost in June, 2014. She received her BA and MA in Chinese Studies from Cambridge University and her PhD in History from Yale University. At NYU she has taught the history of China since 1992 and served as Chair of the History Department from 2009 to 2012.

The Silver Professorships are endowed by philanthropist Julius Silver to provide support for undergraduate education and the sciences at the University and to promote the role and influence of faculty within the University community. The Silver Professorships honor distinguished faculty whose work is critical to NYU's increasing excellence in teaching and research.

Please join the NYU Shanghai community in congratulating Dr. Waley-Cohen on this honor!