Chiou-Ling Yeh

Office: AL 517 | Phone: (619) 594-6994
Email: [email protected]

Chiou-Ling Yeh (University of California, Irvine, 2001) teaches U.S. history, racial and ethnic history, and Asian American history.  In 2008 she was selected the Outstanding Faculty Member by the most outstanding student in the Department of Asian Pacific Studies. 

Her research interests include racial and ethnic history, Asian American history, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies.  Prior to her arrival at SDSU, she was a Kevin Starr Fellow in California Studies at the University of California Humanities Research Institute in 2001-2002. She was a Rockefeller Fellow in the Center for Ethnicities, Communities, and Social Policy at Bryn Mawr College in 2004-2005.  Her publications include: Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown (University of California Press, 2008); "Politicizing Chinese New Year Festivals: Cold War Politics, Transnational Conflicts, and Chinese America," in Culture and Belonging in Divided Societies: Contestation and Symbolic Landscapes (Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009); "'In the Traditions of China and in the Freedom of America': the Making of San Francisco's Chinese New Year Festivals," American Quarterly (Spring 2004) and "Contesting Identities: Youth Rebellion in San Francisco"s Chinese New Year Festivals, 1953-1969," in The Chinese in America: A History from Gold Mountain to the New Millennium (Alta Mira Press, 2002).  She is currently working on a project regarding the cultural cold war.  Her recent publications include “’A Saga of Democracy’: Toy Len Goon, American Mother of the Year, and the Cultural Cold War,” Pacific Historical Review 81:3 (August 2012): 432-461, and “The Chinese ‘Are a Race that Cannot be Believed’: Jury Impaneling and Prejudice in Nineteenth-Century California, (forthcoming, Western Legal History).