Wesleyan portrait of Ying Jia  Tan

Ying Jia Tan

Assistant Professor of History

Public Affairs Center, 138

Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies


BA University of California, Berkeley
MA Stanford University
MPHIL Yale University
PHD Yale University

Ying Jia Tan

Ying Jia Tan's research focuses on the history of energy in Modern China. He is currently working on a book about the history of electrical power industries in China between 1927 and 1963. The project analyzes the energy politics behind three decades of war and revolution.

Ying Jia Tan is a historian of science and technology with allied interests in environmental history and the history of cartography. Prior to joining academia, he was the defense and public health correspondent for a Chinese language daily in Singapore.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Location: Center for the Humanities, Room 204

Spring 2018: By appointment only


Spring 2018
CHUM 307 - 01
Anthropocene as Modern Grand N