Thomas J. Christensen

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩


  • Deputy Director

Chen Yali (Lily)

  • 2016-2017 Fellow

Nate Adler

  • Alumni Student Affiliate

Yinan He

2007-2008 Fellow

Yinan He (何忆南is an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on politics of memory and reconciliation, East Asian international security, Chinese and Japanese foreign policy, and national identity mobilization and nationalism in East Asia. She is the author of The Search for Reconciliation: Sino-Japanese and German-Polish Relations since World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2009). The book is the first systematic, scholarly study on post-conflict interstate reconciliation. In addition to her fellowship from Princeton-Harvard China and the World program, She has held An-Wang Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Studies at Harvard University, John M. Olin Fellowship in National Security at Harvard University, Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Fellowship of the United States Institute of Peace, MacArthur Fellowship on Transnational Security Issues, and Japanese Government Mombusho Scholarship sponsored by the University of Tokyo, among others. In 2011-2013, she was selected as a Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) fellow of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. In AY 2012-2013 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. She holds a B.A. from Peking University and M.A. from Fudan University in international politics.



1. Yinan He, The Search for Reconciliation: Sino-Japanese and German-Polish Relations since World War II. (New York, N.Y. & Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2009)


1. Yinan He, "Identity Politics and Foreign Policy: Taiwan’s Relations with China and Japan, 1895-2012," Political Science Quarterly Vol. 129, No. 3 (Fall 2014): 469-500

2. Yinan He, “Forty Years in Paradox: Post-normalisation Sino-Japanese Relations," China Perspectives No. 4 (2013): 7-16 2

3. Yinan He, “Comparing Postwar (West) German-Polish and Sino-Japanese Reconciliation: A Bridge Too Far?” Europe-Asia Studies Vol. 63, No. 7 (September 2011): 1157-1194

4. Yinan He, “Competing Narratives, Identity Politics, and Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations,” Asian Perspective Vol. 34, No. 4 (December 2010): 45-83

5. Yinan He, “Ripe for Cooperation or Rivalry? Commerce, Realpolitik, and War Memory in Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations,” Asian Security Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 2008): 162-197

6. Yinan He, “Remembering and Forgetting the War: Elite Mythmaking, Mass Reaction, and Sino-Japanese Relations, 1950-2006,” History & Memory Vol. 19, No. 2 (Fall 2007): 43-74

7. Yinan He, “History, Chinese Nationalism and the Emerging Sino-Japanese Conflict,” Journal of Contemporary China Vol. 16, No. 50 (February 2007): 1-24 (Reprinted in Suisheng Zhao ed., Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century (London & New York: Routledge, 2014)

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