Yiching Wu received M.A. from Columbia University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before joining the University of Toronto, he was a Junior Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows and taught in University of Michigan's Doctoral Program of Anthropology and History. An anthropologist by training, he focuses on the history, society and politics of Mao's China, in particular the history and historiography of the Cultural Revolution. His main scholarly interests include historical anthropology, critical social theory, populism and social protest, modern Chinese history, Chinese socialism and postsocialism, and the politics of historical knowledge. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Revolution at the Margins: Social Protest and Politics of Class in China, 1966-69.
2006. “Chinese Socialism and Market Transition: A Critique,” in China and Socialism: Criticisms and Commentaries, Du Jiping, ed. (Taipei: Renjian chubanshe, 2006), 178-201 (in Chinese).
2006. Co-translator of Andrew Ross’ “Mao Zedong’s Impact on Culture Politics in the West” (Cultural Politics: An International Journal, 1, 1, 2005), published in Critique and Transformation (Taiwan), No. 2, 2006, 5-22.
2005. “Rethinking ‘Capitalist Restoration’ in China,” Monthly Review, 57 (6): 44-63, 2005 (translated into Danish, Bengali, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.).
2005. “‘Humanistic Concern’ and the Organic Intellectual: On the Passivity of Bourgeois Cultural Revolution in Contemporary China,” Critique and Transformation (Taiwan), No.18 (2005), 26-36 (in Chinese).